7 August 2012
UTC Aerospace launches snapshot-mode high-res InGaAs SWIR digital video camera
In booth 2654 at the AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America Exhibition in Las Vegas, NV (6-9 August), UTC Aerospace Systems of Charlotte, NC, a unit of United Technologies Corp formed after its acquisition of Sensors Unlimited Inc’s parent company Goodrich Corp in early August, is launching its model GA1280JS next-generation Sensors Unlimited short-wave infrared (SWIR) digital video camera.
The high-resolution indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) military-rugged digital video camera features a 30Hz full-frame rate and adds snapshot-mode capability to the Sensors Unlimited high-definition SWIR product range.
The camera is lightweight (less than 120 grams or 4 ounces without lens) and compact (less than 4.5 cubic inches or 74 cubic centimeters), allowing easy integration into aerial, mobile and hand-held imaging systems. Suited to low-light imaging and covert surveillance requirements, the SWIR camera can capture images through smoke, fog and haze, making it suitable for integration into a variety of surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
With the JS-series InGaAs SWIR camera, cooling is not required. In addition, it features on-board, automatic gain control and real-time non-uniformity corrections that improve urban night imaging, such as capturing a dark scene that contains bright light sources.
The GA1280JS has been tested to MIL-STD-810G for functional shock, vibration, thermal shock, storage temperature, altitude, humidity and acceleration.
Tags: SWIR cameras