Kongsberg supplied harsh environment CCTV system for US Coast Guard Heavy Ice Breaker


kongsberg completesKongsberg Maritime delivered a new CCTV system to the US Coastguard for its Heavy Ice Breaker vessel Polar Star, after the recent upgrade of the CCTV System on Polar Star’s sister vessel, the USCGC Healy Polar Ice Breaker (2013).
Kongsberg has worked closely with the US Coastguard on both Polar Star and Healy projects to provide all equipment, and will also provide it with local assistance during the commissioning of the CCTV system for the Polar Star.
The CCTV range by Kongsberg Maritime is a scalable harsh environment marine platform that incorporates high quality in-house design and modified off the shelf (MOTS) video camera stations, telemetry and control components.
The system deployed on the Polar Star comprises a range of marine grade camera stations including fixed cameras with zoom capability and one PTZ (Pan, Tilt & Zoom) camera, in the exposed above deck locations. These cameras utilise a high resolution low light colour/mono sensor with 18 x optical zoom and feature an integrated wiper system. Below deck surveillance and safety is provided by a series of high resolution varifocal colour dome cameras with built in IR illumination for operation in poor lighting conditions.
The new Kongsberg Maritime CCTV system will provide improved video image quality, more flexible control, power conditioning, viewing, recording options and maximum durability for operating in some of the most hostile marine conditions. High quality images are distributed throughout this 400 foot long ship via a large video matrix and full control of all the cameras is made available at telemetry keyboards with three axis joystick control.
The exposed cameras on the Polar Star are manufactured from stainless steel and engineered to withstand harsh exposed marine environments and extreme low temperatures. Many system components comply with the highest naval specifications for shock, vibration, EMI, temperature and humidity.