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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Compact InGaAs Video Camera for SWIR Imaging

SUI's lightweight and compact OEM module is less than 4 in│, making it ideal for easy integration into surveillance, aerial, or robotic systems
SU320KTSX-1.7RT
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SUI (Sensors Unlimited, Inc.), part of Goodrich Corporation, global suppliers of shortwave infrared (SWIR) imaging systems based on indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) technology, announces a new, low-cost SWIR video camera, the SU320KTSX-1.7RT. The low-power (less than 2W at 20 degrees C) all-solid-state imager features a 320 x 256 pixel format on a 25-micron pixel pitch, offering high sensitivity and wide dynamic range in the SWIR wavelength, from 0.9 Ám to 1.7 Ám.

The InGaAs SWIR KTSX delivers clear video at every lighting level from partial starlight to direct sunlight due to the on-board automatic gain control, image enhancements, and built-in non-uniformity corrections. SUI's lightweight and compact OEM module is less than 4 in│, making it ideal for easy integration into surveillance, aerial, or robotic systems. The SWIR video camera is also available in an enclosed module (less than 9.5 in│). Both camera versions operate at room temperature and offer simultaneous 12-bit Camera Link« digital output for high quality image processing or EIA-170 compatible analog video.

SUI's new night/day SWIR imagers are suitable for integration into many low-light-level OEM applications such as rifle sights, field goggles, handheld systems, unmanned ground and air vehicles, and covert surveillance systems with passive 24/7 operation. Other tasks for the new SU320KTSX camera include emission microscopy, imaging spectroscopy, and astronomy. SENSORS UNLIMITED, INC. Princeton, N.J. www.isr.goodrich.com/sui



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