Epsilon 180

Multi-Mission EO/IR Surveillance System

Extended range four-sensor continuous zoom EO, MWIR, Thermal Imager gimbal

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Key Features

  • State of the art multi-mission EO/MWIR surveillance system
  • Ultimate stability at 67x optical zoom (+ 4x digital zoom)
  • Picture-in-picture dual video stream
  • Moving map software

Exceptional imaging performance

2160p QFHD video at 30 fps with full processing


Improved LWIR performance

15x continuous optical zoom MWIR with 1.5° nFOV



For maximum exportability


Environmentally protected

Fully sealed, dry gas-filled structure


Direct drive stabilization

Ruggedized brushless motors with specialized bearings


Most powerful in class onboard processor

With onboard target tracking, scene steering and moving target indicator


Integrated high precision GPS/INS

Providing platform location, target location and slant range



MISB compliant video stream with KLV metadata


Reliable operation

Mature design proven in demanding environments


Artillery fire adjustment

Integrated software for artillery fire correction


Super rugged design

Advanced Magnesium structure (no 3D printed parts used)

Excellent choice for small UAVs

The newly launched Epsilon 180 imaging technology combines a global shutter EO sensor with Full HD video featuring 67x optical zoom and state-of-the-art cooled MWIR sensor with 15x optical zoom for super long-range tracking.

Among many other features, including integrated laser range finder with up to 20 km measuring range and a laser pointer, this makes Epsilon 180 airborne surveillance camera system an ideal choice for unmanned aerial vehicles and small manned aviation platforms used for long-range surveillance, border control, military purposes, and a variety of civil applications.

Onboard image processing

The multi-mission Epsilon 180 surveillance system features the most powerful onboard processor in its class as well as a variety of software features including image stabilization, automatic target tracking and moving target indicator. The onboard processing leads to a rock-solid target tracking performance and eliminates communication latency issues.

The new Epsilon 180 requires lower bandwidth datalinks and high-quality video stream along with snapshots can be stored in HD quality onboard.

Target tracking

Epsilon 180 is capable of hands-free tracking of moving or stationary objects day and night. This camera system offers superior image quality with outstanding image stabilization performance at less than 50 µRad RMS.

Epsilon 180 ISR payload also integrates high-performance Inertial Navigation System (INS), a high-precision, fully integrated solution for Geo Pointing and real-time target Geo-Location.

Sensors, video stabilization, internal encoder

Epsilon 180 is available with multiple sensors, including global shutter CMOS Full HD daylight sensor with a resolution of 1920×1080p, high sensitivity 640x512p cooled MWIR sensor with a unique 18 - 275 mm, F5.5 lens, laser rangefinder as well as laser pointer.

Electronic stabilization with roll correction removes the high-frequency jitter often found on small unmanned aircraft platforms. This significantly reduces the operator workload and allows to concentrate on the mission objective.

The video is encoded with H.264 compression format to support IP datalink options and to reduce datalink system bandwidth requirement.

Rugged, lightweight, and environmentally sealed

The system is IP64 rated and features a sealed structure filled with dry gas, enabling it to operate in any weather conditions. Epsilon 180 advanced magnesium structure without any 3D printed parts is optimized to handle harsh conditions including shock during landing and rapid acceleration during catapult take-off.

Plug and play

Epsilon 180 can be installed in either nose- or belly-mounted positions, offering installation design flexibility for the integrators.

When mounted, simply connect Epsilon 180 to power, network and serial communication cable – and it’s ready to use. No need for any additional time-consuming integration.



Octopus ISR Systems is a subdivision of UAV Factory. Octopus ISR develops high-end gyro-stabilized payloads with the longest ISR detection ranges during day or night.

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