BX-5214 Camera

Currently installed on the DDG-1000

The BX-5214 is a low light IR illuminated camera system designed specifically to provide the Bridge, Damage Control, Main Engineering and other designated repair stations on the ship with multiple, independently controlled systems for day and extremely low light situational awareness. The system is designed for all below and above deck main machinery spaces, fueling pump room, electrical spaces, ballast control, unmanned voids etc. The system is wireless, IP/POE capable with in-camera audio/video storage and up to a 60 degree Horizontal Field of View (HFOV). The Lux rating for the system is 2.0 Lux W/O IR illumination, 0.05 with IR Illumination. In this configuration multiple cameras are available including a 0.003Lux (without IR illumination) low light system with 50mm zoom lens. The BX-5214 system is interchangeable between platforms/locations and meets all of the MIL-STD’s listed below. The system is maintenance free, requiring nothing more than routine lens cleaning.

4"(W) x 4"(D) x 4.2"(T)
Approx. 3lb
Housing Construction
Painted Aluminum
Electrical Interconnect
D38999 series III, shell size 11, 13 pin
Audio Jack
Hirose #HR30-6R-6S, Waterproof
Audio Jack Cap
Hirose #HR30-6R-C
IEEE 802.3af POE compliant (48VDC, 15.4 Watts)
Camera Specifications
Image Sensor
1/3” CMOS
Sensing Area (Pixels)
720(H) x 540(V)
Horizontal Resolution
520 TV Lines
Vertical Resolution
460 TV Lines
Video Output
NTSC, 1.0Vp-p, 75ohm
Dynamic Range
102dB typical, 120db max.
Min. Illumination
0.05 lux @ F1.2, 30IRE with 2xESS
0.1 lux @ F1.2, 30IRE with 8xESS
Min. Illumination w/ internal IR LEDS
.05lux @ F1.8, illumination distance = 30ft
S/N Ratio
Fixed Focus 60° HFOV x 46°VFOV, F1.8
IP Module Specifications
Video Compression
MPEG-4 Part 2 Compliant
Picture Resolution
Full D1 (720x480 NTSC)
CIF (352x240 in NTSC)
QCIF (160x112 in NTSC)
Bit Rate
28K to 3M bps
Image Frame Rate
1-30fps at full D1 resolution (NTSC)
Network LAN Port
Ethernet (10/100 Base-T)
Network Protocol
SDK – C / Java SDK
Video Buffer
4 GB SD card buffer, FAT32 file storage
The BX-5214 Camera has passed the following environmental tests
Lightweight Shock
MIL-S-901D, Grade A, Type A, Class 1
Conducted Emissions, Power Leads
MIL-STD-461E CE102 (10kHz-100MHz)
Conducted Susceptibility, Power Leads
MIL-STD-461E CS101 ((30Hz-150kHz)
Conducted Susceptibility, Bulk Cable Injection
MIL-STD-461E, CS114 (10kHz-200MHz)
onducted Susceptibility, Impulse Excitation
MIL-STD-461E CS115
Conducted Susceptibility, Damped Transients
MIL-STD-461E CS116 (10kHz-100MHz)
Radiated Emissions, Magnetic Field
MIL-STD-461E RE101 (30Hz-100kHz)
Radiated Emissions, Electric Field
MIL-STD-461E RE102 (2MHz-18GHz)
Radiated Susceptibility, Magnetic Field
MIL-STD-461E RS101 (30Hz-100kHz)
Radiated Susceptibility, Electric Field
MIL-STD-461E RS103 (2MHz-18GHz)
DC Magnetic Field
MIL-STD-1399 Section 070
Natural Environmental
MIL-STD-167-1, Type 1
MIL-STD-810F, Method 500.4 Procedure I (to 4,000 feet)
High Temperature
MIL-STD-810F, Method 501.4, Pro. I & II (high temperature 50ºC)
Low Temperature
MIL-STD-810F, Method 502.4, Pro. I & II (low temperature)
Temperature Shock
MIL-STD-810F, Method 503.4, Pro. I (-40ºC to +70ºC)
Blowing Rain
MIL-STD-810F, Method 506.4, Pro. I
MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.4
MIL-STD-810F, Method 508.5 (28 days)
Salt Fog
MIL-STD-810F, Method 509.4
Blowing Dust
MIL-STD-810F, Method 510.4, Pro. I
Blowing Sand
MIL-STD-810F, Method 510.4, Pro. II
Settling Dust
MIL-STD-810F, Method 510.4, Pro. III
Explosive Atmosphere
MIL-STD-810F, Method 511.4, Pro. I
Noise Level
MIL-STD-740-1, -2, MIL-STD-1474
DOD-STD-1399 Section 301 (+/- 45º, 5-7 cpm)
Environmental Requirements
MIL-STD-810F, Method 500.4 Procedure I (to 50,000 feet)
High Temperature
MIL-STD-810F, Method 501.4, Pro. I & II (high temperature +60ºC)
Temperature Shock
MIL-STD-810F, Method 503.4, Pro. I (-50ºC to +71ºC)
MIL-STD-810F, Method 512.4, Pro. I
MIL-STD-810F, Method 513.5, Pro. I, II, III
MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5, Pro IV
Bench Handling Shock
MIL-STD-810F, Method 516.5, Pro. I, IV, VI
MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5, Pro. I, II (Category 20)
Contamination by Fluids
MIL-STD-810F, Method 504
Icing and Freezing Rain
MIL-STD-810F, Method 521.2
Wind Loading
28.3 m/s sustained wind velocity, 43.6m/s wind gusts
+/- 180° inclination, 31° tilt all directions