News | January 24, 2012

Tau® SWIR 15 Small Pixel VGA Camera Sets New Performance Standards For Shortwave Imaging Systems

Source: FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science
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FLIR Systems announced the availability of the Tau SWIR 15, a rugged compact and low-power shortwave imager incorporating FLIR's new 15- micron pixel 640x515 InGaAs focal plane array sensor.

The Tau SWIR 15 is designed for defense system developers demanding SWAP+C requirements in dismounted soldier systems, ground and aerial platforms. The system delivers best-in-class sensitivity of <50e noise="" at="" 20°c="" detector="" temperature="" and="" can="" be="" operated="" at="" integration="" times="" as="" short="" as="" 500="" microseconds.="" the="" tau="" swir="" operates="" on="" less="" than="" 4="" watts="" of="" power,="" weighs="" less="" than="" 130="" grams,="" and="" takes="" up="" approximately="" 1302="" cm="" of="" volume.="" the="" camera="" operates="" at="" 30="" frames="" per="" second="" and="" supports="" sub-windowing="" for="" higher="" frame="" rate="" requirements.="">

A 900 to 1700nm spectral response is standard and visible response (>800nm) option is also available. The camera exhibits nearly zero image latency and is ideal for active illuminated and range gated imaging applications. The Tau SWIR 15 optical interfaces include C, M24 and M43 mounts and the data interfaces include Camera Link, Low Voltage CMOS, and NTSC/PAL analog video.

The TAU SWIR 15 joins the expanding TAU line that features a compact housing, light weight, low power and common electrical and mechanical interfaces.

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SOURCE: FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science