National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Wallops Flight Facility


Continuous Airborne Mapping By Optical Translator

The CAMBOT system is used to take geo-located, downward-looking natural color digital imagery with. The latest camera used in the CAMBOT system is a Prosilica GT 4905 harsh environment GIGE Ethernet camera with a global shutter. The camera has a detector size of 4896×3264 pixels and is mated with a 28mm lens. At 450m AGL the captured images are a 280m wide swath beneath the aircraft with a pixel resolution of 7cm.

Prosilica GT 4905



  • Versatile temperature range for extreme environments
  • PTP
  • PoE
  • 7.5 fps @ 16 Megapixel

16 Megapixel CCD camera for extreme environments – GigE Vision®

Prosilica GT4905 is a 16 Megapixel camera with a Gigabit Ethernet interface (GigE Vision®). GT4905 incorporates a OnSemi KAI-16050 CCD sensor providing excellent monochrome and color image quality. GT4905 is a rugged camera designed to operate in extreme environments. GT4905 is a large format housing camera with a standard F-Mount lens mount.