An extreme low-light capability is what one requires to penetrate the dark of night. Besides its existing solutions for day/night surveillance, homeland security and scientific markets, Northern Ireland-based Raptor Photonics (Stand N7-378) has now launched the Owl 1280.
An addition to the Raptor family of visible shortwave infrared (SWIR) cameras, the Owl 1280 offers HD resolution for high-end long-range surveillance, scientific and astronomy applications.
’’Our customers have been asking for higher resolution FPAs (focal plane array) for some time,’’ said Mark Donaghy, Raptor’s VP of sales and marketing. ’’The Owl 1280 puts Raptor at the forefront of high-resolution sensitive InGaAs (indium gallium arsenide) camera technology. We see a range of applications that can be used with the Owl 1280, including hyperspectral imaging, astronomy, in-vivo imaging and defence/ surveillance applications.’’
Using a cooled 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the Owl 1280 offers visible extension from 0.4μm to 1.7μm for high-sensitivity imaging, with the 10μm x 10μm pixel pitch enabling the highest resolution imaging. As with all Raptor cameras, the 1280 is ultra-compact, rugged and low power (<3W).
The device comes with a range of analysis software, including XCAP and Micromanager, and a standard CameraLink frame grabber (EPIX).