Differential measurement for space and airborne night vision and image stabilization

The Measuring Division of Kaman Precision Products Inc. in Middletown, Conn., is introducing the KD-5100 differential measurement system for night vision systems, precision telescope positioning, fast steering mirrors (FSM) for space-based and airborne applications, and image stabilization systems.

By Mil & Aero staff

The measurement system provides resolution to a nanometer of positional change. With its stable design, small size, and low power consumption, the KD-5100 has a package size of 2 by 2.12 by 0.75 inches thick for applications where space is a limiting factor.

It is manufactured to MIL-H-38534, with MIL-SPEC components used throughout the electronics module wherever possible. The KD-5100 features rugged construction, with a mean time between failures of better than 238,000 hours in a space flight environment and 55,000 hours in a tactical environment.

Kaman also offers the DIT-5200, a commercial version of the KD-5100 for applications for image stabilization where mil-spec requirements, size, weight and power consumption are not critical.