UTC Aerospace Systems introduces the newest high definition (HD) camera in its Sensors Unlimited MiniSWIR product line: the GA1280JSX. This new addition is a compact, mil-rugged 0.9MP high-resolution, high-sensitivity, shortwave infrared (SWIR) video camera that is ideal for low-light imaging, persistent surveillance, laser detection, and imaging through atmospheric obscurants. It features 1280 x 720 pixels with 12.5 micron pitch and 30 frames per second (fps) at full frame rate. This next generation camera provides high-sensitivity in the SWIR spectrum ranging from 0.9 to 1.7 microns, with extended sensitivity into the NIR/SWIR spectral range from 0.7 to 1.7 microns. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.
Lightweight (less than 120 g without lens), compact (less than 4.5 in3), and low-power (less than 3.8 W at 20 degrees C), the GA1280JSX OEM model can be easily integrated into unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or other handheld, mobile, and/or robotic systems. It operates optimally in moonlight to daylight and images through dust, fog, and smoke. It is also capable of multi-laser spotting and tracking and covert surveillance with passive 24 hour/7day operation.
Sensors Unlimited’s new camera is an all-solid-state, ruggedized camera with snapshot exposure capability and automatic gain control (AGC). The on-board, real-time, non-uniformity corrections (NUCs) feature is critical in meeting the challenges of high-dynamic-range, urban-night imaging, without blooming. The digital 12-bit base Camera Link output provides plug-and-play video for digital image processing or transmission.
With improved dynamic range enhancements over Local Area Processing, the GA1280JSX operates from -40 degrees C to 70 degrees C and is tested to MIL-STD-810G for functional shock, vibration, thermal shock, storage temperature, altitude, humidity, and acceleration. For more information, visit www.sensorsinc.com.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.