Amber boosts resolution on IR camera

Engineers at Amber, a Raytheon Company in Goleta, Calif., are developing a 512-by-512-pixel Indium Antimonide (InSb) high-speed thermal imaging system for military applications. The new camera, called Galileo, has 17 percent better resolution than the previous generation Galileo camera, which has 256-by-256-pixel resolution, company officials say. Amber designers intend the new camera for targeting, navigation, surveillance, and nondestructive testing. Central to the new camera is the Amber AE18

Engineers at Amber, a Raytheon Company in Goleta, Calif., are developing a 512-by-512-pixel Indium Antimonide (InSb) high-speed thermal imaging system for military applications. The new camera, called Galileo, has 17 percent better resolution than the previous generation Galileo camera, which has 256-by-256-pixel resolution, company officials say. Amber designers intend the new camera for targeting, navigation, surveillance, and nondestructive testing. Central to the new camera is the Amber AE187 InSb focal plane array, which has 262,144 elements, selectable frame rates, snapshot integration, and windowing capability. - J.K.

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