AD Technical Blog: The FV-0361 HD External Aerospace Camera Housing
The housing for the FV-0361 High-Definition External Aerospace Camera consists of a front and rear cylindrical casing. These are secured together using a M25 x 1.0 screw thread to a strict tolerance of 6g. The front casing is of a spherical shape for aerodynamics. The latest in CNC machining techniques and cutter strategies are used to manufacture the housing. A surface finish of um Ra 1.6 is required to achieve a positive hermetic seal with a series of Nitrile O-rings.
The material used in the manufacture of the FV-0361 housing is Titanium Alloy 6AL-4V Grade 5. This material was carefully selected for its light weight, high strength, and corrosion resistant properties. The cameras weight when fully assembled is just 355g.
The front viewing window is manufactured from Sapphire Glass and is extremely scratch resistant and resilient to sand blasting that it could be subjected to in high winds. The glass is also heated locally using an internal heating element to prevent any external icing.
In addition to the DO-160G tests, a sustained acceleration test to ISO 2669 was performed up to 7.5G in all axes.
Images of the housing of the FV-0361 HD External Aerospace Camera are shown below:
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