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Sonoma 2511X™

High-Altitude, Long Standoff, EO/IR Imaging system with enhanced Geo-Pointing

L3 Sonoma EO’s high performance EO/IR stabilized imaging systems are optimized for high-altitude, long range surveillance & reconnaissance on airborne platforms. The Sonoma 2511X™ combines world class X-Mast™ stabilization, long focal length, and multi-spectral SAS-11™ lens. The Sonoma 2511X ensures mission success through increased stand-off, excellent image clarity and peerless geo-pointing.

Key Features:
  • HD multi-spectral imaging with advanced 11” multi-spectral telescope (MWIR/NIR/Visible)
  • Matched WFOV HD SAS-3W™ multi-spectral telescope provides context in MWIR, NIR, and visible bands
  • Six simultaneous HD-SDI output via fiber interface
  • Patented X-MAST™ precision stabilization provides 5-axis stabilization to the entire optical bench
  • Integrated shock isolation reduces impact to sensors and systems
  • Navigation-grade IMU-inside technology with integrated INS and GPS receiver for precision geo-location and geo-pointing and 3x improved geo-pointing/geo-estimating over previous systems
  • Integrates with Sonoma’s VPU™, the VPX-based next-generation Video Processing Unit
  • Industry compatible operator interface reduces learning curve
  • Road-following mode to support mosaic generation whether along a curving road or hot spot monitoring
  • Shared-aperture sensors grouped along turret centerline to optimize field of regard

Benefits:

  • Long focal length multi-spectral telescope features built on X-MAST delivers crisp images in all bands at superior stand-off ranges
  • Bore-sighted context cameras provide simultaneous coverage of the Field-of-View
  • 6 channels of HD-SDI guarantee situational awareness and high resolution–no detail is lost
  • < 2 μrads line of sight jitter delivers incredible image clarity
  • Increased reliability as shock loads are reduced to the optical bench
  • World–class precision geo-pointing and geo-estimating, enabling geo-focus and advanced step and area scan patterns, now 3X better than fielded systems
  • Simultaneous coverage of visible, SWIR, and MWIR channels ensure mission performance under a variety of atmospheric conditions
  • 360˚ turreted package provides hemispherical coverage, eliminates bow-tie blind spots
  • Shared-aperture sensors are mounted low in the turret minimizing penetration into the airstream for reduced drag and covert operations

Applications:

  • High-value target detection and tracking
  • Covert observation - can be used in fully enclosed bays
  • Tactical situational awareness
  • Littoral and maritime surveillance
  • Surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Full-motion video
  • Counter IED/HME detection with optional Optical Change Detection capability
Turret Specifications
INS/Geo Capabilities Stabilization Stabilization And Steering Vibration and Movement Standard Interfaces:

Geo-Pointing

Geo-Location

GPS

Integrated
navigation-grade IMU

LOS pitch attitude accuracy: Consult factory

LOS heading attitude accuracy: Consult factory

Typically
<2 μrad RMS

3-Axis Inner (pitch/yaw/roll)

2-Axis Outer (azimuth/elevation)

Vibration Isolation: (6) Axis Passive (x/y/z/pitch/roll/yaw)

AZ/EL Slew Rate
0-60 deg/second

LOS Pan Range: Continuous ± 97º

LOS Tilt Range: +42º to -76º

Six simultaneous uncompressed digital video feeds

Output via CameraLink
(HD-SDI if VPU equipped)

Two H.264 video outputs via GigE
(Optional if VPU-equipped)

Hand Controller Interface


Payload Specifications

Sensor: Lens Type: Primary Aperture: Sensor: Wavelengths: Fields of View (h)1

SENSOR 1:
HD MWIR Infrared Imager:

Sonoma SAS-11

11” (275 mm)

HD MWIR camera

3 μm to 5 μm

0.82º

SENSOR 2:
HD Visible Continuous Zoom Imager:

Sonoma SAS-11

11” (275 mm)

HD visible camera

450 nm to 650 nm

0.33º to 0.11º

SENSOR 3:
HD NIR Continuous Zoom Imager:

Sonoma SAS-11

11” (275 mm)

HD NIR camera

720 nm to 900 nm

0.33º to 0.11º

SENSOR 4:
WFOV HD Visible Continuous Zoom Imager:

22:1 continuous zoom

2.5” (63.5 mm)

HD visible camera

450 nm to 650 nm

13.0º to 2.1º

SENSOR 5:
WFOV HD NIR Continuous Zoom Imager:

22:1 continuous zoom

2.5” (63.5 mm)

HD NIR camera

720 nm to 900 nm

13.0º to 2.1º

SENSOR 6:
WFOV HD MWIR Infrared Imager:

Sonoma SAS-3W

2.5” (63.5 mm)

HD MWIR camera

 

WFOV 13.7º
MFOV 4.6º

1 Less optional electronic zoom

System Specifications
Turret: Video Processing Unit: Hand Controller: Cables: Environmental:

≤275 lb.
(all sensors),

<25.0" x 35.5"

28 VDC per MIL-STD 704F, 420 W (typical)

 

30 lb.

4.9" (W) x 9" (H) x 14" (D)

220 W (typical), 320 W (maximum)

½ ATR

2.2 lb.

4.25" (W) x 8.97" (L) x 3" (D)

3.5 W (typical), 5 W (maximum)

Consult factory for available variants

MIL-STD-461
MIL-STD-810
RTCA/DO-160

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