Whether cameras are to be used in fixed wing aircraft, helicopters, drones or even spacecraft, there are several specification demands in addition to frame rate and resolution. What features should you look for in an airborne high speed camera?


The OS-Airborne cameras are certified to all international standards required for flying on test aircraft. Please contract us for details.


Although we offer battery options, often the camera needs to be powered from the aircraft. Our cameras accept a wide range of input voltages, typically 18 to 50 VDC. If the camera is relying on the aircraft power, it can be programmed to enter any specific status (eg record) upon power up. There are also various memory and automation options allowing the images to be saved to permanent memory very soon after the recording is made.


The OS-Airborne series cameras have no fans, and require no cooling. This makes them operable in very low atmospheric pressures. They have even been in use on NASA’s Orion spacecraft; filming during re-entry!


Due to power constraints, many automation possibilities ensure seamless usage. The OS-Airborne cameras have dual memory, which can be programmed:

  • to enter the required mode upon power up
  • to save images straight after a recording and set ready for the next recording. Saving images to SSD is a very fast backup.
  • to capture multiple different tests, where each recording requires a change of camera settings (using ‘mission’ mode)


Often the light level is not known. All our cameras have high dynamic range, and the exposure can also be automated, ensuring that your tests are captured reliably every time.

This is by no means an extensive list of factors. Please contact us to discuss the particulars of your application now.

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