The agile performance and low SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) of Overview’s unique Servotorq integrated servo motor solutions have resulted in applications in the Defence segment for use in ground, marine and aerial applications. Overview’s drive solutions provide highly cost-effective commercial off-the-shelf solutions to many of the challenges of sensor positioning faced by system integrators today. With experience of working in the defence sector and to defence standards, Overview is a perfect partner for low mass sensor positioning solutions.
Lightweight, low power surveillance and reconnaissance solutions developed by Overview have been deployed in exercises by the British army.
Designed for operation in the harshest of environments, Overview’s PodView dual EO and IR camera solutions can be battery powered for remote covert or overt deployment. PodView is an ideal solution for surveillance and remote reconnaissance and force protection applications.
An example of Overview’s specialist Defence solutions is the three sensor, large rapid deployment unit developed for desert operation for a Gulf state. The units incorporate visible long-range; image intensified with a laser illuminator and long-range thermal sensors with integral cooling for the hot climate.
These rapid deployment units had specialised Overview designed Pan and Tilt drives units utilizing printed motor, carbon fibre housings and advanced encoders driving a digital servo. Data and a 40 amp supply were transferred over a unique power slip ring. The solution used an absolute encoder fitted to the final drive and main bearings, which were formed from single wire race units capable of carrying several tons.