HD39E – Compact, Rugged H.264 Airborne IP Ethernet Camera
1080p30 Mini HD Camera for Flight Test and interior/exterior aircraft mounting
Rugged and compact IP camera with IP68 rating, backup recording, and dual streaming
Image Quality: ****
Image Processing: ****
Low Light: ****
The Smallest Weather-rated Airborne IP Camera Available
HD39E is the most compact exterior-rated IP camera available, optimized for size, weight, and power (SWaP) at 39mm (0.750″) square, and just 72mm(2.8″) long. HD39E features a 2.1 megapixel Full-HD Sony CMOS sensor and powerful DSP producing impressive results from such a small camera.
With built-in MIL-STD-704A/F power input protection and tested to DO-160 standards (coming in 2023), HD39E is certification-ready for any application, including flight test instrumentation (FTI), commercial data acquisition, rocket / launch vehicle telemetry and monitoring, de-icing, and more.
HD39E offers full 1080p30 HD with a latest generation Eyenix DSP featuring; Wide Dynamic Range, 2D and 3D digital noise reduction, and an advanced automatic gain control algorithm, shooting great video out-of-the-box in nearly any lighting situation.
Rugged & Waterproof
Housed in a machined aluminum enclosure, HD39E is IP68 rated for submersion beyond 1 meter, making it tough enough to handle any weather condition. The camera features a 1.5mm thick impact and scratch-resistant sapphire window, is available with either aluminum or stainless steel construction, and can be built with standard or custom connector styles such as Hirose LF07 series, or D38999.
HD39E is built tough, with built-in protection meeting MIL-STD-704A for: ESD, voltage spike, reverse voltage, overvoltage/surge, undervoltage, overcurrent, and hot-swap tolerant. HD39E is powered directly by aircraft power, requiring no external voltage regulator.
The HD39E is an ideal low maintenance solution for mounting outside the cockpit.
A powerful DSP allows users to adjust settings such as; resolution and frame rate, shutter speed, white balance, back-light compensation, wide dynamic range, gain level, noise reduction, and flip, mirror, or rotate the image.
Dual streaming makes it easy to capture Full HD 1080p30 H.264-encoded video at 20Mbps (or up to 50Mbps MJPEG video) on a local network, while simultaneously streaming at a lower resolution / frame rate / bit rate over a Satcom, cellular, or microwave downlink.
No video recorder available? HD39E is available with optional Max Endurance internal memory and records video at full quality.
Multiple enclosure lengths are available to accommodate a wide range of standard M12(S-mount) lenses, allowing operators to specify nearly any field of view when ordering.
HD39E and HD21E are part of a common technology platform that has been adopted by projects in rotorcraft, UAV, USV, and even exo-atmospheric and space launch vehicles. HD21E was selected as the telemetry camera viewed live across India during the nation’s first private industry space launch in November 2022, aboard the Skyroot Vikram-S rocket.
Configuration - Lenses & Cabling
The HD39E lens is protected by a fully sealed, impact-resistant and nearly scratch-proof 1.5mm Sapphire window. The HD39E camera has an IR cut filter installed on the image sensor by default. Because the IMX327 sensor is sensitive to NIR wavelengths, daylight images would appear with a reddish tint without a filter. Some lenses also have IR coatings or IR cut filters installed. IR-filtered lenses are denoted with the “IR” suffix in the part number. Certain applications may actually require NIR sensitivity; HD39E is also available without an IR cut filter for such cases.
The HD39E IP camera has the option of lenses from 142 degree wide angle to 23 degree zoom. Lenses are a fixed focal length M12 with factory-adjustable focus depth. HD39E is also available with a slightly longer enclosure to accomodate lenses with narrower telephoto focal lengths.
When referring to a single “FOV” angle, Rugged Video literature considers the diagonal FOV; however, for many applications it is important to also know the horizontal and vertical angles. The table below lists the actual FOV angles measured using most standard lenses with the HD39E camera (IMX-327 sensor). To illustrate the effects of lens distortion, we have measured FOV at both the center and the edges of the image. Measurements are provided for reference only and may be slightly different than those measured by different methods. HD39E may accomodate other lenses on request. Contact email@example.com to discuss specific project requirements.
Additional focal lengths and vari-focal lenses are available as special order options. While most lenses and lens hoods are stocked, some less common waterproof lens hoods may be non-stocked with reasonable leadtimes.
The HD39E features (16) M2-tapped threads, four per side, which can be mounted directly, or with a larger thread adapter plate such as the RV-10316M 1/4-20 mount adapter.
1/4-20 Aluminum Mount Adapter: RV-10316M
A number of mounting options are available for the HD39E, each using the standard 1/4″-20 stud.
|Image Sensor||1/2.8″ Sony IMX327 Progressive Scan|
|Resolution||1080p, 720p, 800×600, 704×480/400, 640×480/360, 320×240|
|Frame Rate(s)||30, 25, 15, 10, 6, 5, 3, 2, 1 [frames per second]|
|Min. Illumination||0.05 Lux / 0.005Lux (Sens-up)|
|Shutter Speed||auto/manual: 1/30 – 1/30,000|
|Signal Processing||Adjustable AGC, anti-sat, sens-up, HLC & BLC backlight, 3D digital noise reduction, adaptive contrast enhancement (ACE), WDR, AWB, manual & push-lock WB, saturation, RGB color gains, sharpness, defog, shading, privacy, motion detect, flip, mirror, gamma, configurable day/night, color/B&W, others…|
|H.264 Streams||Two streams (independent ctrl): frame rate, resolution, bandwidth
simultaneous H.264 primary, secondary, & MJPEG streams
|H.264 Main & Sub Streams||128kb to 20Mb/sec|
|H.264 Profiles||Baseline, Main|
|M-JPEG Stream||1Mb to 50Mb/sec|
|Supported Protocols||TCP/IP, UDP/IP, DHCP, ICMP, CGI, HTTP, UPnP, FTP, SMTP, SNTP, RTSP, RTMP, ONVIF|
|Camera Configuration||Built-in HTTP web server & CGI command API|
|Download Recordings||Built-in web interface or FTP|
|Lens||Standard lens 3.6mm (116° diag)
Multiple options from 142° to 23° FOV (diag) – factory installed
|Recording||Internal Sandisk Max Endurance MicroSD card, up to 256GB|
|Connectors||Hirose LF07WBR-6P (power + ethernet)
D38999 – multiple options (power + ethernet)
Custom connector options available
|Mounting||(16x) M2 machine threads
1/4“-20 machine thread mount adapters (fits all 4 sides)
tilt-bracket mount adapter plates avail.
|Power||12-32 Vdc, 1.8W Max|
|Input Protection||reverse polarity, ESD, overvoltage, overcurrent, hot swap,
surge protected to 80V+ (up to 1mS surge @ 250V)
|Interface||10/100 Base-T 4-wire ethernet|
|Operating Temperature||-40 C ~ 75 C (-25C with internal memory)|
|Environmental/Qualification||DO-160 Tested + IP68 Waterproof|
|Dimension||39mm square x 41.9mm length (47.2mm for telephoto lenses)|
|Enclosure||Machined, anodized aluminum exterior w/1.5mm thick sapphire window. Alternate enclosure materials available.|