FX-3003 Fixed Camera

The FX-3003 consists of a fixed EO/IR camera system designed specifically to provide the vehicle driver with a fixed day/night forward viewing camera. The system can also be used as a rear view camera if required. The sensor is designed for use in an amphibious, urban, or open field combat environment.

The FX-3003 systems was mandated to be interchangeable between platforms and was required to meet a very stringent set of MIL-STD’s including MIL-STD 901D Grade “A” Shock. The system completed a full Operational Assessment with General Dynamics and the United States Marine Corps in maritime, jungle, desert and arctic environments for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle program. The camera is maintenance free, requiring nothing more than routine lens cleaning.

The FX-3003 system is truly rugged, reliable and cost effective.

Camera Specifications
The FX-3003 camera head consists of two camera assemblies; one color (EO) day camera (2 options) assembly and one IR camera assembly.
Day (EO) Color Cameras
Signal Format
Image Sensor
1/4” type EXview HAD CCD
Effective Picture Elements
Approximately 380,000 pixels
Sync System
Internal/External (V-Lock)
Horizontal Resolution
550 TV Lines (Wide end)
Min. Illumination
1.4 lux 1/60 sec, 0.1 lux 1/4 sec
S/N Ration
White Balance
Electronic Shutter
1/4 to 1/10,000 Sec 20 steps
Video Out
VBS 1.0Vp-p 75 ohm
Auto/manual (-3 to 28dB)
36x Zoom, f=3.4mm (wide) to 122.4 mm (tele), F1.6 to F4.5
Digital Zoom
12x (432x with optical zoom)
Angle of View (H)
57.8 degree (wide end) to 1.7 degree (tele end)
MIn. Working Distance
320mm (wide end) to 1500mm (tele end)
LWIR Camera
Signal Format
Focal Plane Array
ASi Microbolometer
Spectral Range
7.5- 13.5μm
Number of Pixels
640(H) x 480(V)
Pixel Size
Scan Mode
Frame Rate
30 Hz max
< 50° mK @ 300K, f/1.0
Scene Temperature Range
+ 80ºC from camera temperature (saturation)
Start Up Time
<3 seconds at room temperature
Max Operational Temperature
Storage Temperature
-45ºC to +100ºC
Digital Zoom
1X, 2X, 4X
40°HFOV fixed focus lens (15mm), athermal, F1.2
Environmental Test
Lightweight Shock
MIL-S-901D, Grade A, Type A, Class 1
EMIConducted 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)
Conducted 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