Trillium Engineering Tests New HD55 Gimbaled Camera System for Tactical Drones

Replacing older HD50 model, HD55 houses sharper EO and IR cameras for better target ID

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 12, 2020 — Trillium Engineering, an industry leader in gimbaled camera systems for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), announced today that it has begun airborne testing of its lightweight, high-definition HD55 system.

Designed for use on Group 2 and smaller Group 3 UAS, the new HD55 employs electro-optical (EO) and cryogenically cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) cameras, as well as an onboard image processor – all in a gimbal just 5.5 inches in diameter and weighing 1750 grams.

“At Trillium, we are constantly on the hunt for state-of-the-art technology,” said Rob Gilchrist, cofounder and president of Trillium Engineering, “and the development of the HD55, the newest addition to our family of gimbaled systems, exemplifies this approach.”

The HD55 replaces the end-of-life HD50, which came in four configurations and was first delivered to customers in November 2014. The HD50-MV was the smallest cooled MWIR gimbaled camera system on the market.

The new and improved HD55 will have the same swept volume as its predecessor but will be slightly lighter and more capable than the trailblazing HD50. “The HD55 has a narrower field of view than the HD50, allowing the new system to get a closer, more actionable look at targets,” Gilchrist said.

Trillium personnel have been flight testing the HD55 on various airborne platforms, including a small multi-rotor drone and a manned Cessna aircraft, which serves as a surrogate for a fixed-wing tactical UAS. The next step, say company officials, is to begin testing on the real thing.

“We are already getting interest from major platform providers,” Gilchrist said.

About Trillium Engineering

Founded in 2013, Trillium Engineering is a technology company headquartered in Hood River, Oregon, that specializes in designing and manufacturing gimbaled camera systems for tactical unmanned aircraft. Trillium’s customers include prime defense contractors, leading aircraft manufacturers, and military and government end users. For more information, visit https://trilliumeng.com.



Contact:

Erik Schechter
erik.schechter@trilliumeng.com
347-645-2144




Review Article Be the first to review this article
Featured Video
Editorial
Latest Blog Posts
Jeff RoweMCADCafe Editorial
by Jeff Rowe
Cadence: A Natural Progression From EDA to CFD
Jobs
Mechanical Engineer Advisor for Halliburton at Houston, Texas
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING for L3Harris at Hamilton,, Canada
GIS Technician for Sanborn at Colorado Springs, Colorado
Account Executive - ArcGIS Hub for ESRI at Redlands, California
ASIC Architects and Hardware Engineers at D. E. Shaw Research for D. E. Shaw Research at New York, New York
CAD/BIM Specialist for LandDesign Inc. at Charlotte, North Carolina
Upcoming Events
IMTS 2022 at McCormick Place Chicago IL - Sep 12 - 17, 2022
FABTECH 2022 at Georgia World Congress Center Atlanta GA - Nov 8 - 10, 2022



© 2022 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
670 Aberdeen Way, Milpitas, CA 95035
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise