May 10, 2007, Princeton, NJ--Sensors Unlimited, Inc. (SUI; part of Goodrich Corporation) is introducing a family of snapshot video cameras. The SU320KTS-1.7RT indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwave infrared (SWIR) Camera provides high response from 0.9 micron to 1.7 micron, and the SU320KTSVis-1.7RT Visible-InGaAs SWIR Camera provides extended wavelength response into the visible from 0.4 micron to 1.7 micron. The cameras' snapshot feature provides image capture from pulsed events or moving objects within one frame. This imager provides a low cost alternative to the recently released SU640KTSX-1.7RT.
Low power (less than 2W) and lightweight (OEM modules weigh less than 90 g and camera bodies less than 270 g), the cameras are ideal for system integration in machine vision, environmental, industrial and military imaging tasks. The all-solid-state video cameras are available with a 320 x 256 pixel format on a 25 micron pitch, advanced automatic gain control (AGC), image enhancement and built-in non-uniformity corrections (NUCs). A variety of camera configurations are integrated in the camera, allowing for diverse applications that may require either corrected modes with variable integration time and constant gain, or variable gain and constant integration time.
The camera provides simultaneous 12-bit Camera Link digital and EIA-170 analog outputs making the SU320KTS and SU320KTSVis cameras highly suited for pulsed laser beam profiling and hyperspectral imaging. Other applications include machine vision of moving objects and thermal imaging through standard glass optics at temperatures above 150 degrees C.
For additional information on InGaAs-based shortwave infrared imaging detectors, arrays, and systems, please visit SUI.