Pembroke Instruments Releases New SWIR Camera With Expanded Low Light Sensitivity and Ultra-Fast Gating Speeds

January 12, 2018 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Pembroke Instruments announces the release of the SenS Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) camera. The SenS employs a new and patented InGaAs sensor (640X512, 15 um pixel pitch) that can be set to operate in three modes of operation: 1) linear response mode for low light imaging 2) Log response mode when intrascene dynamic range is very high 3) Fast gating mode when image acquisition must have a time window < 200 nsec. The range of supported SWIR light level ranges is without precedent and SenS solves the problem of having to make compromises for image acquisition when light levels change and gating requirements are important.

The SWIR (Short Wave InfraRed ) spectral region has evolved to become critical for many industrial, scientific, remote sensing, and surveillance applications including:
  • SWIR Remote Sensing
  • SWIR Microscopy
  • SWIR Surveillance and Target Identification
  • SWIR Laser Tracking
  • Reflective and Hyperspectral SWIR Imaging
  • Defect detection in industrial products by SWIR Imaging

  • According to Dr. Leslie M. Tack, Chief Technical Officer at Pembroke Instruments, "Our SWIR imaging customers are very excited about the SenS because it will expand their capabilities to include very low light imaging and fast gating without any loss in the standard wide dynamic range performance. It will be like have three cameras in one compact device".

    Key features of the SenS SWIR camera include:
    Three separate modes of operation to obtain peak imaging performance:
  • Linear mode with multiple gain settings (low light condition)
  • Log response mode (high intrascene dynamic range)
  • Gating mode (< 100 nsec exposure, <30 nsec rise time, high shutter efficiency)
  • Up to 250 fps full frame
  • Standard TE cooled for high stability
  • 640X512 pixel, 15 um pixel pitch, InGaAs sensor
  • USB3 or Cameralink
  • Small footprint and rugged</li>
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