New 360-Degree High-Definition Infrared Sensor System

L-3 Cincinnati Electronics

Screen Shot L-3_logo_CEAUSA WASHINGTON DC, USA ??? L-3 Cincinnati Electronics (L-3 CE) announced today the launch of its new NightConqueror 360-Degree High-Definition Infrared (IR) Sensor System, or NC 360HD, which provides 360-degree infrared video from a single high-definition camera.

Able to generate industry-leading range performance and image resolution for a panoramic field-of-view, the new sensor will provide a low-cost, low infrastructure solution for situational awareness, navigation and force protection applications.

With its innovative patented design, the NC 360HD utilizes combat-proven technologies from the AAR-44 Missile Warning System and the NightConqueror HD 1280×1024-pixel mid-wave IR sensor to produce the equivalent of 24 HD IR cameras facing outward from a common focal point.

The 24 individual frames are stitched together to complete the full 360-degree view with an impressive 30-megapixel resolution and a video refresh rate of 2.5 hertz at all points in the panoramic scene.

???The NC 360HD embodies L-3 Cincinnati Electronics??? commitment to delivering the most innovative solutions to support critical customer missions,??? said Russ Walker, president of L-3 Cincinnati Electronics. ???The extraordinary image quality and advanced features offered by the 360HD will provide warfighters with significantly improved situational awareness, as they can now monitor panoramic search areas and detect targets at longer ranges than ever before.???

L-3 CE has developed, tested and demonstrated the NC 360HD onboard a variety of naval vessels. The system also holds potential for use onboard a variety of unmanned and manned platforms, as well as integration within force protection systems for both land and air.

The NC 360HD incorporates advanced features designed to assist an operator with discrimination tasks. A unique touch-screen ground user interface (GUI) allows for selected regions of interest to be independently displayed and processed while maintaining awareness of the overall panoramic scene.

The system also embeds state-of-the-art video processing algorithms that boost image resolution and mitigate adverse atmospheric conditions commonly encountered in harsh environments ??? from the maritime domain to high-temperature deserts.

Although L-3 CE designed the NC 360HD as a primary navigation sensor for Autonomous Maritime Navigation (AMN) systems, it can also serve as a key asset for situational awareness, combat ISR and force protection for both maritime and land applications.

The NC 360HD is 100 percent passive, making it a useful sensor for covert nighttime operations.

L-3 Cincinnati Electronics is world-renowned for its expertise in the areas of electro-optical / infrared (EO/IR) detection and space & missile electronics.

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Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company???s website at

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