Eurosatory 2014

Difficult conditions made easy (ES14E3)

18 June 2014

In Hall 6, Stand E352, Xenics is showcasing its latest short-wave infrared (SWIR) camera, dubbed Rufus-640-Analog. Based on the company’s proven XSW-640 OEM module, the new camera is claimed to adapt to difficult lighting conditions, as well as trying atmospheric situations.

The newly released camera is said to be perfectly suited for active and passive night vision in such applications as UAV (defence, surveillance and firefighting), as well as homeland security and search and rescue.

As an option, the sensitivity can be extended down to the visible and near infrared range of 400nm. Moreover, it includes a set of embedded proprietary algorithms resulting in excellent situational awareness during bright daylight or moonless nights, as well as during fog, haze or high humidity.

Depending on the light conditions, the algorithm will determine the best image optimisation by using either automatic exposure time control or automatic gain mode with a fixed integration time. These embedded algorithms provide the best image quality and relieve system designers of the time-consuming task of developing their own software-based specs to obtain good image quality.

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