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Sonoma 1205MD™

A Multi-Sensor, Multi-Spectral Targeting System

L3 Sonoma's 1205MDTM provides low-altitude target-designation missions, requiring low-weight installation flexibility in fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and unmanned aircraft.

Key Features:
  • Long focal length multi-spectral telescope provides high-definition MWIR, SWIR and visible bands optimized for resolution
  • 20:1 continuous zoom, color camera
  • High-performance MWIR camera with step zoom magnification
  • < 5 µradians jitter, preserving resolution and pointing accuracy in the aircraft flight environment
  • IMU Inside™ onboard high-performance Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
  • Versatile, efficient, dual channel, laser rangefinder/designator
  • Powerful, low divergence laser designator with mission selectable symbology
  • Supports all tri-service and NATO-qualified laser-guided munitions
  • Advanced image processing includes DirectView™ see/spot technology, image blending
  • Meets MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-461 standards

Benefits:

  • Excellent optics and stability allow the Sonoma 1205MD to deliver imaging performance superior to competitor’s mid-size turrets through class-leading resolution, magnification and stabilization
  • Longest EO/IR recognition and identification ranges in its weight class
  • HD visible zoom camera provides situational awareness and color context IMU-Inside technology maximizes location accuracy facilitating geo-pointing, geo-location, geo-focus, and geo-targeting
  • Reduced Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) to provide mid-size turret performance on smaller platforms
  • Integrated user operator interface provides coordinates of the image being viewed
  • Precision day/night target acquisition
  • Reliable, small divergence diode-pumped laser designates stationary or moving targets at extended ranges
  • Performs target acquisition for on-board or remotely fired laser guided-weapons such as the HELLFIRE missile
  • Designed for optimum balance of cost and mission performance

Applications:

  • Close-in support in contested areas
  • Border surveillance
  • Critical infrastructure monitoring
  • Surveillance and target designation day or night on fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and UAV platforms
  • Covert operations from light aircraft
  • Buddy lasing
  • Manned – unmanned teaming
Turret Specifications
Stabilization Stabilization and Steering Vibration and Movement Standard Interfaces:

Typically <5 μradians RMS jitter.

Consult factory for performance under specific vibration conditions.

(2) Axis Inner (pitch/yaw)

(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 360°

LOS Tilt Range:
+88º to -103º

Four 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 1:
MWIR NFOV Imager:

Lens
Type:

Primary
Aperture:

Sensor:

Wavelengths:

Fields of View (h)1

Sonoma SAS-5TM

5”
(127 mm)

MWIR
camera

3 μm to 5 μm

WFOV: 27.7º
MFOV: 6.0º
NFOV: 1.02º

SENSOR 2:
HD SWIR NFOV Imager:

Lens
Type:

Primary
Aperture:

Sensor:

Wavelengths:

Fields of View (h)1

Sonoma SAS-5TM

5”
(127 mm)

HD SWIR
camera (InGaAs)

1.0 μm to
1.7 μm

0.61º

SENSOR 3:
HD Visible NFOV Imager:

Lens
Type:

Primary
Aperture:

Sensor:

Wavelengths:

Fields of View (h)1

Sonoma SAS-5TM

5”
(127 mm)

HD visible
camera

0.4 μm to
0.65 μm

0.42º,  0.28º

SENSOR 4:
HD Look-round Zoom Imager:

Lens
Type:

Primary
Aperture:

Sensor:

Wavelengths:

Fields of View (h)1

20:1 continuous zoom

2.0 inch (50 mm)

HD visible camera

0.4 μm to
0.65 μm

26.6º to 1.36º

SENSOR 5:
Laser Designator/ Rangefinder

Laser Type:

Wavelength:

Pulse Rate:

Pulse Width:

Range:

Nd:YAG
(ANSI Class 4)

1.064 μm, 1.530 μm

10 Hz to
20 Hz

11 ns min. (FWHM)

20 km based on environmental and target conditions


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

≤63 lb.
(all sensors),

<12.2" (D)
x 14.6" (H)

28 VDC,
220 W (typical)

Premium Range Performance

 

30 lb

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

220 W (typical),
320 W (max.)

½ ATR

2.2 lb

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

3.5 W (typical)
5 W (max.)

Consult factory for available variants

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

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