Ultra Lightweight Optics
With funding from CDE the team developed an optics system for a new generation of HAPS UAVs. The system is designed to be ultra light , but also rigid enough to be able to provide high resolution images from high altitude. The team designed and produced this with lightweighted optics and a carbon fibre structure . The whole system excluding sensor currently weighs less than 1kg. The project was delivered on time and in budget to DSTL. Further weight savings are planned on next stage developments.