Feb 2016 Spynel

All targets detected and tracked, over 360° up to horizon 

SPYNEL, wide area surveillance sensor, equipped with CYCLOPE, automatic intrusion tracking software, is the ultimate solution for 360-degree long-range situational awareness, as it can detect every threat without being detected. Spynel infrared panoramic cameras are totally passive, emitting no radiation, and cannot be jammed. Spynel and Cyclope automatically detect and track an unlimited number of ground/air/maritime targets simultaneously, including hardly detectable threats, such as crawling men, RHIBs, low altitude air targets, UAVs and stealth aircrafts, in total darkness, fog or smoke.

Tracking all type of targets far beyond fence limits, the Spynel family provides the perfect match for applications such as wide area surveillance, continuous perimeter security, and critical infrastructure protection for FOBs, air and navy bases, ship auto-protection, oil & gas infrastructures, airports, ports, borders and coasts.

Please check out this video below and discover examples of typical targets captured by Spynel, and automatically tracked by Cyclope.

What about D.R.I ranges?

One of the important acronyms to have in mind, when specifying a security project, is DRI. DRI stands for Detection, Recognition and Identification. In the area of thermal imaging, these terms are defined with regards to strict criteria, in order to compare the performance of various sensors on the same basis.

In the FAQ section of our website, the DRI limits, the Johnson criteria and the NATO STANAG 4347 standard, are defined and illustrated, to give the full picture of how we specify our 360-degree thermal cameras. Follow this link to the DRI ranges FAQ page.

Detection-Recognition-Identification ranges

             Detection (left), Recognition (center), Identification (right) ranges

SPYNEL detects and tracks the smallest drones

Drones were, once again, one of the hot items of last Christmas, rising concerns of government around the world, as many incidents involving UAVs were reported around critical infrastructures, airports, prisons, nuclear facilities.

The detection and tracking of small UAVs is very challenging, due to their size and the material they are made of, with ultra-low electromagnetic signature, making them quite invisible to radars. SPYNEL 360-degree infrared camera was tested in the field and approved, as an effective system with unmatched detection range on micro-drones. Whether the UAV is hot or cold, with thermal engine or electric motor, made of metal or composite materials, it will be detected and tracked at the earliest by Spynel sensor.

To learn more about this application, please log in and download the dedicated white paper from this webpage.

UAV IR detection

                      Automatic detection of drones