Forage Mass Monitoring (FFM) analysis has been traditionally done using biomass sampling to calculate biomass yield per hectare. Raptor Photonics has recently published an application note showing how reflectance spectroscopy methods using drone based remote sensing systems are now being used to derive well-established vegetation indices (VIs) more efficiently than biomass sampling.
Raptor Photonics has launched the Ninox 640 SU, a vacuum cooled InGaAs based camera with 640x512 sensor with a 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch for the highest spatial resolution. The Ninox 640SU is vacuum cooled to -80°C for ultra-long exposures of up to 5 minutes.
Raptor Photonics has released the Kestrel, an ultra-fast EMCCD camera, offering single photon sensitivity at KHz frame rates for under $25K. Using a cooled back-illuminated sensor, it offers ultra-high sensitivity from 350nm to 1100nm with a peak QE of 95% at 600nm.
Raptor Photonics has published a new application note based on the work of a German researcher, Dr. Sebastian Voltmer, who has been looking at the inner planet Venus as a Ring next to the sun and how the crescent is getting bigger. He was able to capture the very faint radiation beyond 1000 nm of the surface of Venus thanks to the latest state of the art Ninox 640 II VIS-SWIR camera.
Passive digital night vision is now possible with Raptor’s Owl 640 N. With ultra-low readout noise (<18e-) and dark current, the Owl 640 N is the first, state-of-the-art SWIR camera with digital night vision capability.
Raptor Photonics has published a new application note on Driver Vision Enhancement (DVE) highlighting how Raptor SWIR / InGaAs cameras provide a better alternative to passive thermal imaging systems. It shows how SWIR cameras can see through smoke, dust, and fog.
Raptor Photonics has launched the Owl 640T, an InGaAs based camera with 640x512 resolution and a 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch. The Owl 640 T has less than 50 electrons readout noise, with a high intra-scene dynamic range of 69dB that enables simultaneous capture of bright and dark portions of a scene.