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SWIR Camera For Applications Requiring Small Size, Weight, And Power (SWaP) Demoed At SPIE DSS

Source: Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems
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Bob Jones, business development manager at Sensors Unlimited - Goodrich ISR Systems, shows the GA640C-15 SWIR camera. This camera is ideal for applications involving low-light-level imaging, covert surveillance, multi-laser spotting and tracking, imaging through atmospheric obscurants, integration into unmanned UASs, and handheld and soldier-mounted systems where small size, weight, and power (SWaP) are critical.


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Bob Jones: Good afternoon. I am Bob Jones. I am the director of sales and marketing for the Sensors Unlimited Division of Goodrich Corporation. Our division of Goodrich manufactures shortwave infrared cameras.

These cameras can be used for everything from industrial inspection to long-range surveillance through smoke, haze, fog, and other atmospheric obscurants to laser tracking and identification.

Today, I am going to talk about one of our newest cameras. It is a really amazing shortwave camera that we are introducing here at this show. It is the smallest IR shortwave camera on the market to date. It is called our 640C camera.

I would like to introduce you to the new 640C camera platform. It is a shortwave infrared camera platform designed for applications that specifically need small size, weight, and low power. To put some of the features of the camera into perspective in terms of the extremely small size of this camera, you can see that next to a cube of pool chalk here the camera is about a one-inch cube.

In terms of the weight of the camera, again, it is very low weight. It weighs about as much as four quarters. The camera is about 27 grams.

In terms of operating power, we are focusing heavily on applications that require low operating power imagers in the short infrared applications like small unmanned systems, handheld viewers, and soldier-mounted systems.

These are some of the benefits of the new 640C camera platform that we are introducing here at the show today. This is just to further demonstrate the small size of the new 640C camera. You can see it here next to a cube of pool chalk. You can see the extremely small size.
 

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