Xenics Articles

  1. Solving 360° Perimeter Security

    With an increase in global conflicts and threats, perimeter security and protection of critical infrastructures, borders, harbors, and other territories is vital. Xenics’ 360° surveillance system is an efficient and cost-friendly monitoring solution to keep properties safe, day and night.

  2. Defense Applications For SWIR InGaAs Cameras

    The SWIR InGaAs camera is an ideal option for many defense applications due to key performance features such as an uncooled, small, lightweight design, sensitivity to nightglow, and attached covert eye-safe lasers. Unlike LWIR and MWIR imagers, SWIR imagers are able to see reflected light, and can offer close representations of what is seen in the visible spectrum. This application note provides an overview on many applications that SWIR InGaAs cameras are ideal for including detection of laser designators, nightvision, target recognition, and laser gated imaging.

  3. Raman Spectroscopy Of Pigmented Human Tissue In The Shortwave Infrared

    The researchers at Erasmus MC University Medical Center in the Netherlands have developed a method of Raman spectroscopy that will substantially further and accelerate the diagnosis of melanoma. This app note discusses how technology developed by Xenics plays a key factor in this research.

  4. SWIR Cameras Can See Through Crude Oil

    With clear, high speed SWIR images of water drops colliding in oil, researchers are now able to compare experimental results in different qualities of heavy oil under a variety of temperatures with mathematical model calculations of equivalent effects.

  5. Thermal Electronics Inspection Reaching Defect-Free Designs

    In order to save a considerable amount of time and finances, Xenics thermal cameras can detect heat defects in electronics before qualification. These cameras can also optimize a working instrument’s life cycle when used in critical control of heat dissipation. This application note describes how Gobi thermal imaging cameras can be used in PCB prototyping and repair, and in verifying thermal designs in power electronics motor drives.

  6. Infrared Cameras for Safety

    Infrared cameras are incredibly useful when used in safety related applications. They can improve a driver’s sight in low light or foggy conditions, detect smoke or fire at its onset from a long distance, or image through dense smoke in order to detect trapped victims in danger, and can even be used to detect fevers in people carrying an infectious disease.

  7. Photoluminescence Testing Makes Better Solar Cells At Lower Costs

    This white paper explains how NIR and SWIR cameras based off of InGaAs technology can be used for defect detection in in-line inspection of high-volume solar cell manufacturing lines.

  8. Multispectral Imaging Technology Gives Sight To Groundbreaking ESA Minisatellite

    Earlier this month, the European Space Agency (ESA) launched a Vega rocket into space carrying a new miniaturized satellite known as Proba-V. Despite its diminutive size (<1 m3), Proba-V has a big mission — map land coverage and vegetation growth across the entire planet every two days. To accomplish this feat, the minisatellite is armed with an impressive battery of instruments, including three compact telescopes, visual and near infrared (VNIR) detectors, and a shortwave infrared (SWIR) detector (among others).

  9. Detecting And Defeating Subversive Night And Fog Activities

    Around-the-clock surveillance capability in any weather is a decisive operational ad-vantage for military and emergency services. In these and similar applications, SWIR cameras are well-suited for everyday use because they show good results when compared with other imaging technologies. To recognize and track objects of light-reflecting as well as self-radiating natures, SWIR cameras can be easily combined with thermal LWIR cameras and their images overlaid to enhance their content and validity. By Raf Vandersmissen, CEO, sInfraRed Pte Ltd

  10. Remote Sensing Application Note

    Xenics designs and manufactures linear arrays, FPA and cameras for the Short Wavelength range (SWIR), based on InGaAs detectors.