Mantis i45 Gimbal

AeroVironment's Mantis i45 gimbal delivers lightweight, compact and powerful visual awareness to the Puma AE™ small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operator and supports an advanced suite of sensors, including ultra high-resolution EO and IR imagers. The Mantis i45 gimbal is backward compatible, fully waterproof and provides nighttime and low light capabilities ranging from Near-Infrared (NIR) to Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) imagery.  During flight operations, the i45 gimbal provides full lower hemisphere coverage, continuous pan and is packaged to provide reliable operation in extreme environments.


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Product Specs

Electro/Optical Resolution: Dual 15 megapixel color, FOV: 56– 1.2 degrees, Zoom: 50x (lossless)
Low Light Resolution: 1.2 megapixel, FOV: 17–8.4 degrees
Thermal IR Resolution: 640x512 pixels, FOV: 32 degrees
Laser Illuminator Beam Power: 650 mW, Wavelength: 860 nm
Video Standard definition streaming, optional high definition on board
Weight 850 grams
Ball Diameter 4.2 inches
Operating Temperature -20C to 50C
Weatherization All Environment (waterproof)
Pan 360 rotation, continuous
Tilt +30 to -90 degrees

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Multiple Sensors

The Mantis i45 comes equipped with Dual 15 megapixel color cameras, infrared camera, 1.2 MP low light camera, and an 860 nm laser illuminator integrated into a compact, all-environment sensor package.

7x More Zoom

The i45 system offers seven times more zoom capability (or the ability to be seven times the distance from a target) than our previous gimbaled camera systems without much sacrifice in size, weight, and power.

Undetectable Range

Due to the zoom and range abilities of the Mantis i45, the Puma AE can now be visually and audibly undetectable by potential targets on the ground, providing the highest resolution imagery in a gimbal this size.