SWIR camera for mil-spec infrared surveillance camera applications in unmanned vehicles introduced by Sensors Unlimited

PRINCETON, N.J., 24 Aug. 2010. Sensors Unlimited Inc., part of Goodrich Corp., in Princeton, N.J., is introducing the SU640HSX military-hardened sensitive indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwave infrared (SWIR) uncooled video camera for military imaging systems, covert surveillance, and marine intelligence applications.

The SWIR camera has been ruggedized for harsh environments such as unmanned vehicles and is subjected to environmental stress screening prior to shipping. With power consumption less than 2.7 Watts at 20 C, the infrared surveillance camera is MIL-STD-810G and MIL-461F certified for mechanical shock, vibration, humidity, altitude, temperature, explosive atmosphere, and transportability.

The mil-spec camera has a 640-by-512 pixel format with a 25 micron pitch, advanced dynamic range enhancements, expanded configuration memory, and an operating temperature range -40 to 70 degrees Celsius. The camera can image through atmospheric obscurants such as fog, haze, and smoke.

With on-board automatic gain control (AGC), built-in non-uniformity corrections (NUCs), and user-selectable contrast enhancement modes, the InGaAs SWIR sensors provide real-time daylight to low-light imaging in the SWIR for 24/7 passive surveillance and laser detection.

The enclosed module is smaller than 9.5 cubic inches, is certified for conducted and radiated emissions per FCC CE and MIL-461F regulations. manned or unmanned airborne systems, handheld or robotic ground systems, and for driver vision enhancement (DVE) applications.

For more information contact Sensors Unlimited online at www.sensorsinc.com.

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