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Optical Imaging System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Abstract: 

An optical imaging system and associated methods for capturing images from an aircraft, such as a UAV. A camera unit on-board the aircraft is remotely controlled from an image control station. The image control station receives image data from the camera unit, and also delivers control signals for determining a viewing mode of the image.

Patent Number: 
8,581,981
Date Of Issue: 
11/12/2013
Inventors: 

Kevin Alley; Roger Lopez; Richard Somers