Long-range MWIR zoom lens for surveillance and intelligence introduced by Clear Align
EAGLEVILLE, Pa., 9 Feb. 2014. Clear Align in Eagleville, Pa., is introducing the MirZ 8017 long-range midwave infrared (MWIR) zoom lens for MWIR cooled detectors in applications such as surveillance, intelligence, and border control.
The electro-optical lens can resolve small targets like lighted cigarettes at distances as far as 12 miles, and offers compensated performance over a continuous zoom range over focal lengths from 80 to 1365 millimeters.
Because of the infrared bandwidth, this lens works in conditions that stymie visible lenses: fog, smoke, haze, and air pollution, company officials say.
The MirZ 8017 is an IRZoom brand lens with a 17x continuous zoom capability with less than 0.65 percent distortion and resolution to 25 line pairs per millimeter.
Suitable for use with low-noise cooled detectors, the lens offers electronic zoom, focus, and thermal compensation calibrated over the its operating range so that focus is not lost as operating conditions are changed.
The Athena controller board also offers user programmability to optimize performance for customer operating regimes. For more information contact Clear Align online at www.clearalign.com.