NOCTURN Camera Module, For Surveillance In Varying Light Conditions, Debuts At SPIE DSS


Loig Bourree, VP of night vision technologies for PHOTONIS, introduces us to the NOCTURN low-light camera module, which provides imaging capabilities from daylight to bright starlight conditions in the visible to NIR spectrum. This camera features 1280 x 1024 resolution at 100 fps; low size, weight, and power (SWaP); onboard intelligent electronics; and optical and video interfaces.

Video Transcript

Loig Bourree: Hi. My name is Loig Bourree and I am the vice president of night vision technology at PHOTONIS USA. This is DSS 2012. I want to introduce the Lynx CMOS chip and the NOCTURN camera. The Lynx CMOS is a new generation of low-light-level CMOS with less than four-electron read noise at a frame rate of up to 100 frames per second.

It is capable of imaging from full daylight down to bright starlight at an SXGA resolution of 1280 x 1020 full pixel for security and surveillance applications for 24/7 observation.

The NOCTURN camera is a low-power, low-size, low-weight module that incorporates the Lynx CMOS sensor and it outputs digital video data over Camera Link and also has an analog output of NTSC/PAL.

The camera as an image processor is processing to reduce noise through contrast enhancement and provides imagery for 24/7 lighting conditions.