The KD-5100. Photo: Kaman Precision Products.
Kaman Precision Products announced the availability of its KD-5100 differential measurement system, which provides resolution to a nanometer of positional change. According to the company, due to its small size and low power consumption, the KD-5100 is ideal for night vision systems, precision telescope positioning, Fast Steering Mirrors (FSM) for space-based and airborne applications, and image stabilization systems.
The KD-5100 is just 2 by 2.12 by 0.75 inches thick, Kaman stated, and is manufactured to MIL-H-38534 specification with U.S. military defense standard components used throughout the electronics module. The system features a mean time between failures of better than 238,000 hours in a space flight environment and 55,000 hours in a tactical environment. According to Kaman, its manufacturing facility is certified to AS9100 and ISO 9001 standards and features a class 100 clean room.
Kaman is also offering the DIT-5200, a commercial version of the KD-5100 for applications where mil-spec requirements, size, weight and power consumption are not critical.