Eurosatory 2014

Owl eye just gets better (ES14E3)

18 June 2014

The OWL SW1.7 CL-640 from Raptor Photonics (Hall 6, Stand AB392) is the latest addition to the Northern Ireland company’s range of highperformance digital cameras.

As a very rugged, ultracompact, lowpower VIS-SWIR (visible short-wave infrared) camera with a 640x512 InGaAs sensor, it provides the highest resolution imaging. This is achieved with the visible extension from 0.4-1.7μm to enable high sensitivity imaging and 15μm x 15μm pixel pitch. It enables high-speed digital video using a 14-bit CameraLink output, with clear video in all light conditions by means of the onboard automated gain control. The high image quality is achieved with the onboard intelligent three-point nonuniform correction algorithm. Raptor prides itself on the compactness and low power requirement (less than 5W) of its cameras, which make them ideal for handheld, mobile or airborne systems.

The Peltier-cooled Owl 640 has no fan, which facilitates integration into a UAV or other electro-optic system. Its applications therefore range from imaging through fog, laser line detection, solar cell or semiconductor inspection, to telecommunications and thermography.

Raptor also offers a 320 version of this camera and a high-speed version (up to 350Hz), both of which come with powerful image analysis software (XCAP) and a standard CameraLink frame grabber (EPIX).

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