MSP - Marine


  • Coastguard and marine police
  • Port and shipping control
  • Coastal surveillance
  • Search and rescue
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Customs and excise

MSP-Marine is a day and night multi sensor observation head, especially developed for naval and marine applications. The system provides continuous 360° horizontal and ±45° vertical camera positioning with high levels of gyro and image stabilisation.

Using thermal imaging and Sony CCD day TV technology, MSP-Marine includes an uncooled dual field of view (45mm / 135mm) thermal imaging camera for day and night operation.

MSP-Marine is rugged and designed to withstand marine operating conditions, including rain, direct sunlight, high humidity with marine grade connectors and environmental seals.

Key Specifications

 Night Camera:

  • Dual FOV Thermal Camera, Spectral Band 8 – 12 µm
  • FPA Image Sensor 640x480
  • NETD < 50°mK (with F#1 optics)
  • Video Output \Signal CCIR or RS-170
  • Control Operation Polarity, NUC, Image Flip, Manual Gain/Level, e-Zoom, Focus Corrections
  • Field Of View Dual wide (45mm) narrow (135mm)
  • 384x228 WFOV 12.2° x 9.2° NFOV 4.1° x 3.1°
  • 640x480 WFOV 20.2° x 15.1° NFOV 6.8° x 5.1°
  • Auto Focus corrections

Day Camera:

  • CCD Sony Camera
  • FCB-EX1000\P
  • 1/4-type EX-view HAD CCD
  • NTSC (380k pixel) PAL (440k pixel)
  • Auto, Manual, Priority mode, Bright, EV compensation, Backlight, compensation, Slow AE
  • Auto Focus corrections
  • 26x optical zoom, 42° - 1.7°
  • Continuous digital zoom 4x
  • Auto (Sensitivity: normal, low), One push AF, Manual, Infinity, Interval AF, Zoom trigger AF

Pan & Tilt:

  • Mean velocity, between 0.0056° and 60°/second
  • Accuracy, 0.056° 1σ
  • Repeatability, 0.056° 1σ
  • Elevation range, ±45°
  • Azimuth range, continuous 360° (slip ring)

Stabilisation Performance:

  • Pan & tilt stabilisation to ±0.056° 1σ
  • Digital stabilisation to ±2 pixels


  • Operating voltage: 24Vdc


  • RS-422 or RS-232 with the pan and tilt unit and cameras


  • Operating temperature range -30°C to +55°C
  • Storage temperature range -40°C to +70°C
  • Humidity Rain +40°C 93% RH
  • Sand/dust Mil-Std-810E
  • Encapsulation IP66
  • Shock & Vibration Mil-Std-810E

At a Glance

  • Cost effective day night system with gyro stabilised pan and tilt
  • Frame rate digital image stabilisation as standard
  • Thermal camera with resolution of 640X480 (17µm)
  • Auto focus thermal imaging Dual FOV 45mm/135mm
  • Auto focus day TV CCD with 26x optical zoom
  • 4x digital zoom for day TV
  • Environmentally sealed housing
  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • Threat identification capability
  • Rugged and suitable for marine use