CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd displayed its new, wide-area automatic intruder detection system at Defense Expo Korea 2016 this week.
The TWISTER is a passive IR system providing a panoramic 360-degree image and automatic moving target detection at a high rate (1Hz), according to a recent press release. Using very advanced algorithms, the TWISTER detects moving humans and moving NATO targets at several kilometers distance.
Each "detection" is saved to a "Track File" to which the operator can refer and investigate in real-time, while the system continues to operate and scan the designated area.
“The lightweight and portable TWISTER is ideal for fast deployment by mobile forces, providing force protection as well as persistent surveillance and border protection,” according to the press release. “The 360 [degree] panoramic scanning system automatically detects potential threats in real-time.”
The portable system – operated locally from a laptop, or remotely using Ethernet or RF communication – is lightweight and can be back-carried by two people and mounted quickly on a tripod.
Due to the portable and quick deployable nature of the system, the TWISTER can support mobile, infantry and dismounted military and security forces to survey those areas that might not be protected by other stationary systems.
The TWISTER system consists of a cooled thermal imaging camera with continuous optical zoom lens and powerful image processing technologies – enabling the operator to zoom-in and choose the field-of-view most appropriate for the particular mission requirement. The operator may opt to discontinue the Scan Mode and investigate details using the continuous zoom in the Observation Mode, the release states.
“The TWISTER was developed in response to the critical need for a portable system that can secure a large area in real-time,” according to Johnny Carni, CONTROP's VP Marketing & Sales.
“Its quick deployment capability makes it an ideal solution for the protection of mobile forces, FOBs, border patrol units and protection of urban areas.
“The TWISTER provides a significantly more advanced and more cost-effective alternative to the high maintenance methods employed today – which typically rely on a network of cameras distributed along protective barriers, with images displayed on multiple screens.”