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Night OWL 640 VIS-SWIR

Ultra low noise, digital VIS-SWIR camera with 18e- readout noise


Using next-generation technology Raptor has launched one of the lowest noise VIS-SWIR cameras on the market, perfect for imaging in low light. Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor, and stabilised to 15°C, the Night OWL 640 offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity, lowest noise imaging, offering less than 18 electrons readout noise. The camera will offer ultra-high intrascene dynamic range of 56dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene.

Available with a 14-bit Camera Link output, the Night OWL 640 will run from 120Hz. The camera will feature on-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) which will enable the best contrast imaging from low to bright light as well as an on-board intelligent 3 point Non-Uniform Correction (NUC) algorithm, providing the highest quality images. As with all Raptor cameras, the Night OWL 640 is compact and rugged.

Please note: This product is under the export control of UK government and may be subject to a Single Individual export licence before shipment.

Ultra low noise sensor – Enables ultimate night vision VIS-SWIR image
VIS-SWIR technology – Compatible with VIS-SWIR illuminators, markers & pointers
15µm x 15µm pixel pitch – Enables highest resolution VIS-SWIR image
On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) – Enables clear video in all light conditions
Ultra compact, Low power – Ideal for hand-held, mobile or airborne systems

Sensor Type InGaAs PIN-Photodiode
Active Pixel 640 x 512
Pixel Pitch 15µm x 15µm
Spectral response 0.4µm to 1.7µm
Noise (RMS) < 25 electrons High gain (18 electrons typical)
Quantum Efficiency Peak >75% (>60% @1064nm, >70% 1550nm)
Pixel Well Depth Low Gain: 650Ke-, High Gain: 12Ke
Pixel Operability >99.5%
Digital Output Format 14 bit CameraLink (Base Configuration)
Exposure time 1µs to 1 / frame rate
Shutter mode Global shutter
Frame Rate Up to 120Hz programmable, 25ns resolution
Optical Interface C Mount
Trigger interface Trigger IN and OUT - TTL compatible
Power supply 12V DC ±10%
TE Cooling Active
Image Correction 3 point NUC (offset, Gain & Dark Current) + pixel correction
Functions controlled by serial communication Exposure, intelligent AGC, Non Uniformity Correction, Gamma, Pk/Av, TEC, ROI
Camera Power Consumption < 3.5W (TEC OFF, NUC ON) <4W (TEC ON in ambient, NUC ON)
Operating Case Temperature -20˚C to +55˚C
Storage Temperature -30˚C to +60˚C
Dimensions 50mm x 50mm x 82mm
Weight 282g