Sensors Unlimited offers ultra-compact, light shortwave infrared camera for military applications

PRINCETON, N.J., 3 Dec. 2006. Sensors Unlimited, a Goodrich company in Princeton, N.J., is introducing the KTX shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera for military applications, which measures 3.8 cubic inches and weighs 90 grams.

PRINCETON, N.J., 3 Dec. 2006. Sensors Unlimited, a Goodrich company in Princeton, N.J., is introducing the KTX shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera for military applications, which measures 3.8 cubic inches and weighs 90 grams.

The indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) KTX camera offers wide dynamic range imaging in partial starlight to direct sun illumination, delivering clear, real-time video images in low-light conditions and day/night operation

The camera is for passive surveillance and for use with lasers. Originally developed for the U. S. Army's Soldier Mobility and Rifle Targeting System, the new KTX SWIR camera is also available for industrial and commercial OEM use.

The KTX camera features high sensitivity in the 900-to-1700-nanometer wavelength range with a 320-by-240-pixel format on a 40-micron pitch focal plane array. The low-power (less than 1.6 Watts), all-solid-state SWIR imager operates at room temperature and features onboard non-uniformity corrections, auto gain and enhanced display algorithms.

Available in either the compact OEM module or enclosed in a robust housing, both camera packages include a C-mount lens adapter and lens. The KTX also features simultaneous Camera Link digital output, providing high quality 12-bit images for image processing and transmission.

The KTX camera is for integration into unmanned aerial and ground vehicles, robotic, handheld and portable systems. Applications include all low-light-level imaging tasks, such as covert surveillance, imaging spectroscopy, astronomy, emission microscopy, and machine vision. For more information contact Sensors Unlimited online at www.sensorsinc.com.

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