News | January 25, 2005

SUI's High-Sensitivity Near-IR Area Cameras Now Shipping

Source: Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems
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SUI's High-Sensitivity Near-IR Area Cameras Now Shipping

Princeton, NJ – SUI (Sensors Unlimited, Inc.), part of Goodrich Corporation, specializing in near-infrared imaging since 1991, has developed an extremely high-resolution area camera for capturing images in the 900 nm to1700 nm waveband range. The solid state SU640SDV-1.7RT InGaAs SWIR Area Camera features a 640 x 512 pixel resolution on a 25 micron pitch with room temperature operation and built-in anti-blooming properties. The SU640 SDV contains SUI's own foundry-made Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) detector which offers unprecedented sensitivity and resolution in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) wavelength spectrum. The camera, recently awarded a "Best in Test for 2005" honor is currently in full production and available in OEM quantities.

The high resolution area camera has a snapshot exposure mode and continuous or triggered scanning modes. The factory preset exposure times range from 250 microseconds to 33.8 milliseconds. Programmable settings can be achieved via an external trigger for settings greater than 10 microseconds. At full resolution, the frame rate is greater than 29 frames per second with an unparalleled 100 per cent optical fill factor. The quantum efficiency of the near-IR sensor is over 65 per cent from 1000 nm to 1600 nm. With the camera's on-board non-uniformity corrections (NUCs), data processing is made simpler and easier than ever before. The camera is as easy to use as a home camcorder and can plug into any television for RS-170 compatible video or can output to a Camera Link® frame grabber card, allowing 14-bit digital video imagery.

Industrial applications include process monitoring in metal smelting and processing, defect monitoring in glassmaking and plastic film extrusion, laser beam profiling and medical imaging. SUI's award-winning, high resolution, shortwave infrared area camera is now available for immediate shipping.

SUI founded in 1991 to pioneer design and production of near-infrared detectors, is the world leader in indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology. With in-house capabilities, SUI manufactures advanced infrared cameras, short-wave and near-IR focal plane arrays and revolutionary high speed PIN and avalanche photodiodes. Their proprietary foundry and expertise delivers reliable, high performance products for a variety of critical military, security, industrial, commercial and telecommunications industries. Applications include covert surveillance, machine vision, night vision, health and safety protocols, historical art inspection and more.

SOURCE: Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems

Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems