ABOUT US

Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems, is the world’s leading manufacturer of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs)-based imaging products. As renowned experts in shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging, Sensors Unlimited, Inc. introduced the world to the concept of imaging in the shortwave IR spectrum with simple, compact, and uncooled cameras.

We offer a wide variety of InGaAs-based products, such as high performance, near-infrared (NIR) and SWIR cameras, and 1- and 2-dimensional focal plane arrays for use in military, aerospace, biomedical, commercial and industrial applications. Our in-house indium gallium arsenide III-V foundry features Class 100 clean rooms and an MOCVD epitaxial growth wafer fab, plus a 20,000 square foot detector manufacturing facility.

ADVANTAGES
The advanced InGaAs detector technology allows imaging in the SWIR without the necessity of an external cooling system. Other benefits of our proprietary sensor technology are low power consumption and the ability to image at high frame rates, a remarkable advantage over current uncooled microbolometer technology. Our NIR cameras deliver what thermal imagers cannot – clear, lifelike detection in daylight or lowlight. Small and compact, they operate at room temperature with no moving parts and can image through glass and plastic using off-the-shelf glass optics. Because our InGaAs cameras have non-uniformity corrections (NUCs) that last for the lifetime of the cameras, they do not need NUCs in the field, making operation simpler.

APPLICATIONS
InGaAs arrays and imagers are ideal for a wide variety of military, industrial, biomedical, telecommunications, scientific and commercial applications. These include:

  • Laser tracking for weapons and communication systems
  • Covert and fixed site surveillance
  • Free space communications
  • Ground and air UV payloads
  • Gimbal sensor assemblies
  • Night vision
  • Near-infrared spectroscopy
  • High speed imaging and tracking
  • Target recognition
  • Driver vision enhancement
  • Food processing and inspection
  • Laser beam profiling
  • Imaging hot processes, e.g. glassmaking and metal smelting
  • Security and surveillance
  • Linescan inspection
  • Microscopy
  • Art conservation
  • Astronomy
  • Solar cell inspection

PRODUCTS

High Performance SWIR Optimized Lens Option: SOLO 50 High Performance SWIR Optimized Lens Option: SOLO 50

Sensors Unlimited offers the SOLO 50 as a high performance focal length lens option for imaging applications in the 0.7 µm to 1.7 µm wavelength range. The lens features a rugged, environmentally sealed design with a manual locking focus able to maintain steady performance when needed.

Sensors Unlimited Image Analysis Software For SWIR Imaging Sensors Unlimited Image Analysis Software For SWIR Imaging

Sensors Unlimited’s Image Analysis Software is designed to provide single-scan, continuous, averaged, windowed, or triggered video image acquisition, while offering full camera control with an easy-to-use graphical interface. Storage and retrieval options include binary, bitmap, png, text, avi, or jpg file formats with a choice of scaling options and provisions for separate storage of background images.

SPS (SWIR Pocket Scope) With High Target Accuracy And Enhanced Situational Awareness SPS (SWIR Pocket Scope) With High Target Accuracy And Enhanced Situational Awareness

Sensors Unlimited offers the compact SPS (SWIR Pocket Scope) field-ready viewer designed to provide high resolution video within day time and nighttime operations. It delivers distinct advantages over other viewer technologies, including visible (CMOS), thermal, and night vision systems. Unique capabilities include covert out-of-band SWIR imaging (0.7 to 1.7 µm), imaging through haze, dust, and smoke, and the ability to save images and video to a removable memory card.

High Resolution InGaAs And Vis-InGaAs SWIR Area Cameras High Resolution InGaAs And Vis-InGaAs SWIR Area Cameras

The large format 640 x 512 pixel 640SDV-1.7RT InGaAs room temperature solid-state camera allows users to capture images in the Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) range of 0.9 to 1.7 µm, and the SU640SDV Vis- 1.7RT expands the range to the visible, from 0.4 to 1.7 μm. 

Multi-Sensor Surveillance System Multi-Sensor Surveillance System

This pan/tilt weatherproof SWIR security imaging system is ideal for low-light to daytime security and surveillance, search and rescue missions, imaging through atmospheric obscurants, collision avoidance/docking, and other imaging applications that may need to be conducted in difficult maritime conditions.

Modular, Multifunction Night Vision Device With SWIR Upgrade: GEM III And GEM G2S Modular, Multifunction Night Vision Device With SWIR Upgrade: GEM III And GEM G2S

The GEM III is a multifunctional night vision device with a wide variety of configurations for an array of cameras, camcorders, lenses, and scopes for covert surveillance operations. This device is capable of true night vision in the world of still and full-motion digital image capture, and is able to change between configurations in a short amount of time without the use of tools.

MicroOLED Microdisplay Series MicroOLED Microdisplay Series

Sensors Unlimited presents the series of superior image quality MicroOLED microdisplays for near-to-eye applications that require high image quality, high definition, high brightness, wide field of view, and optimized power consumption. The MDP01, MDP02, and MDP03 microdisplays are designed on MicroOLED proprietary low voltage technology, and can easily outperform the competition in picture quality, low power consumption, and compactness.

InGaAs Linear Photodiode Arrays: LBD/LSB Series InGaAs Linear Photodiode Arrays: LBD/LSB Series

The LBD/LSB Series from Sensors Unlimited is comprised of high-resolution, linear InGaAs photodiode arrays for near-infrared spectroscopy and imaging applications. These arrays are generally used for monitoring optical performance of S, C, & L band channels in DWDM networks, and for agricultural sorting, biomedical analysis, thermal imaging, and industrial process control.

Warrior Illuminator: Covert Laser Illumination Warrior Illuminator: Covert Laser Illumination

The Warrior Illuminator is a lightweight, field ready, Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) covert laser illuminator designed to enhance and extend ID-quality SWIR imagery even in complete darkness. Made to easily mount into the hot shoe of the Canon 5D Camera, this class 4 laser is able to operate on battery life for up to 2.5 hours.

Non-ITAR, Low-Cost Micro 320CSX SWIR Camera Non-ITAR, Low-Cost Micro 320CSX SWIR Camera

The non-ITAR, low-cost 320CSX InGaAs camera’s optional NIR/SWIR dual-use technology makes it well suited in defense related applications subjected to low-light levels, for imaging through atmospheric obscurants like smoke and dust, and for covert 24 hour/7 day operation. It offers 320 x 356 pixel resolution, a 12.5µm pitch, and a 4.0mm x 3.2mm active area. The camera is very compact, with the OEM version measuring in at 31.8 x 30.6 x 30.2mm, and the enclosed version is 31.8 x 31.8 x 30.6mm. Additionally, the OEM version weighs less than 55 grams, with the enclosure version of the camera weighing in at less than 60 grams.

High Resolution InGaAs 60Hz SWIR Camera: 1280JSX High Resolution InGaAs 60Hz SWIR Camera: 1280JSX

There are currently two 1280JSX series of high resolution SWIR cameras for imaging and sensing applications. This version has a 30 Hz frame rate, while the one featured on this page has a 60 FPS full frame rate. It can be used in Driver Vision Enhancement (DVE) systems, in low-light level imaging applications, for covert surveillance in day or nighttime conditions, imaging through atmospheric obscurants, and for multi-laser spotting and tracking in military operations.

Laser Marker/Designator Tracker: Warrior PRF Decoder Module Laser Marker/Designator Tracker: Warrior PRF Decoder Module

The Warrior PRF (pulse repetition frequency) decoder module is a field-ready laser marker and designator tracker designed for use with the Warrior HWH handheld or weapon/helmet mountable SWIR camera system. It features a SWIR focal plane array sensor , an overall size of 2.43 x 1.30 x 1.35 inches, and weighs less than 60 g.

SWIR Clip On System: Warrior C2S SWIR Clip On System: Warrior C2S

This clip on system attaches directly to a Canon 5D (and other SLR camera models) camera, allowing its operators to suddenly see through haze, smoke, and dust for enhanced long range ISR applications, or to detect SWIR markers or beacons. An optional covert SWIR laser illuminator can also be directly mounted to the camera to enable ID-quality imagery in total darkness.

Handheld Weapon Helmet (HWH) Mountable SWIR System Handheld Weapon Helmet (HWH) Mountable SWIR System

SWIR imaging offers several advantages over traditional night vision systems, particularly as it relates to military related operations. It can detect battlefield laser targeting systems in day and night conditions, and image through haze, dust, and smoke.

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VIDEOS

  • Why Use SWIR?
    Why Use SWIR?

    At DCS 2017, Doug Malchow took us through a presentation on when and why you should use SWIR (short-wave infrared) technology for imaging applications.

  • Export Compliances For Sensors Unlimited Cameras
    Export Compliances For Sensors Unlimited Cameras

    This year at Photonics West, Sensors Unlimited familiarized us with their export compliance guidelines for their line of cameras.

  • 3 Considerations Before Purchasing A SWIR Imager
    3 Considerations Before Purchasing A SWIR Imager

    At SPIE’s DCS 2016 exhibition, Sensors Unlimited — UTC Aerospace Systems, Brendan Murphy, spent some time with Photonics Online to school us up on the three primary things one should consider before purchasing a SWIR imager — resolution, global availability, and cost.

  • InGaAs Linear Arrays Relaunched
    InGaAs Linear Arrays Relaunched

    Doug Malchow with Sensors Unlimited — UTC Aerospace Systems discusses the relaunch of his company's InGaAs linear arrays, provides an update on the export classifications of a 320x256 SWIR camera, and shares a quick refresher on their standard suite of SWIR cameras.

  • You Asked, They Delivered
    You Asked, They Delivered

    Applications engineer Curt Dvonch took time out of day one of the DSS exhibition to give us a closer look (it’s small, you may have to squint) at the new 320CSX Micro SWIR camera and walked us through some of its more notable features.

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  • Why SWIR And InGaAs Are Useful
    Why SWIR And InGaAs Are Useful

    Sensing in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) range (wavelengths from 0.9 to 1.7 microns) has been made practical by the development of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) sensors. This white paper covers the importance of using InGaAs technologies in SWIR applications.

  • High Performance SWIR Optimized Lens Option: SOLO 50 Datasheet

    The SOLO 50 is a high performance focal length lens option from Sensors Unlimited for imaging applications in the 0.7 µm to 1.7 µm wavelength range. The SOLO 50 has a fixed aperture at F/1.4 to ensure high throughput while delivering a sharp image with low distortion in the most demanding applications. Ideal applications for this SWIR optimized lens include low-light level imaging, 24 hour surveillance, imaging lasers, UAVs, driver vision enhancement, human recognition, and machine vision.

  • Sensors Unlimited Image Analysis Software Datasheet

    Sensors Unlimited’s Image Analysis Software is designed to provide single-scan, continuous, averaged, windowed, or triggered video image acquisition while offering full camera control with an easy-to-use graphical interface. Specifically designed for SWIR imaging, this image analysis software is compatible with all Sensor Unlimited camera families including line scan, full-frame, and windowed area cameras.

  • SPS (SWIR Pocket Scope) Datasheet

    The compact SPS (SWIR Pocket Scope) field-ready viewer is designed to provide high resolution video within day time and nighttime operations. The SPS makes it easy to identify battlefield laser aim points, reducing both the time to engage targets and the risk of fratricide and collateral damage. This imaging system’s performance is not degraded with bright flashes. Its versatility makes it helmet and weapon mountable with an adjustable reticle, digital zoom, media recording, and compatibility with other Sensors Unlimited lenses.

  • Micro-SWIR™ InGaAs Cameras: Legacy 640CSX For Commercial Applications Datasheet

    The Legacy Micro-SWIR 640CSX InGaAs cameras for commercial applications feature 640 x 512 pixel resolution, a 12.5 µm pitch, high sensitivity, and Automatic Gain Control (AGC). They also offer 30 Hz full frame rates with 1.7 W power consumption. Exposure times are preconfigurable from 30 μs to 32 ms, with continuous scan modes.

  • Micro-SWIR™ InGaAs Cameras: Legacy 640CSX For Military Applications Datasheet

    The Legacy Micro-SWIR 640CSX InGaAs cameras for military applications feature 640 x 512 pixel resolution, a 12.5 µm pitch, high sensitivity, and Automatic Gain Control (AGC). They also offer 30 Hz full frame rates with 1.7 W power consumption. Exposure times are preconfigurable from 30 μs to 32 ms, with continuous scan modes.

  • High Resolution InGaAs And Vis-InGaAs™ SWIR Area Camera: 640SDV Series Datasheet

    The large format 640 x 512 pixel 640SDV-1.7RT InGaAs room temperature solid-state camera allows users to capture images in the Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) range of 0.9 to 1.7 µm, and the SU640SDV Vis- 1.7RT expands the range to the visible, from 0.4 to 1.7 μm. They are ideal for many applications including pulsed or CW laser beam profiling, semiconductor inspection, fiber-optic component inspection, optical switch assembly and monitoring, hyperspectral imaging, and machine vision.

  • MicroOLED Microdisplay Series: MDP03 Datasheet

    The MDP03 is a superior image quality MicroOLED microdisplay designed for near-to-eye applications that require superior performance in image quality, high definition, high brightness, wide field of view and optimized power consumption. This microdisplay features a 0.39 inch size and 1044 x 788 resolution (3.3 M dots).

  • MicroOLED Microdisplay Series: MDP02 Monochrome Datasheet

    The MDP02 is a superior image quality MicroOLED monochrome microdisplay designed for near-to-eye applications that require superior performance in image quality, high definition, high brightness, wide field of view and optimized power consumption. This microdisplay features a 0.61 inch size and 1300 x 1044 resolution (5.4 M dots).

  • MicroOLED Microdisplay Series: MDP02 Datasheet

    The MDP02 is a superior image quality MicroOLED microdisplay designed for near-to-eye applications that require superior performance in image quality, high definition, high brightness, wide field of view and optimized power consumption. This microdisplay features a 0.61 inch size and 1300 x 1044 resolution (5.4 M dots).

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