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OWL 1280 VIS-SWIR

HD format Digital InGaAs


Using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the OWL 1280 offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging. The 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution imaging. It will offer less than 35 electrons readout noise combined with one of the lowest dark current readings on the market.  The camera will offer ultra-high intrascene dynamic range of 70dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene.

Available with a 12 bit CameraLink output, the OWL 1280 will run from 10 up to 60Hz. The camera will feature On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) which will enable the best contrast image from low light to bright 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 OWL 1280 is ultra compact, rugged and low power (< 3W). The camera is stabilised with no fan.

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

  • VIS-SWIR technology – Enables high sensitivity imaging from 0.4μm to 1.7μm
  • 10μm x 10μm pixel pitch – Enables highest resolution VIS-SWIR image
  • < 40 electrons readout noise – Enables highest VIS-SWIR detection limit
  • Ultra high intrascene dynamic range – 70dB – Enables similtaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene
  • On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) – Enables clear video in all light conditions
  • On-board intelligent 3 point NUC – Enables highest quality images
  • Ultra compact, Low power (< 3.5W) – Ideal for hand-held, mobile or airborne systems
  • Rugged, No fan – Enables integration into UAV, handheld or any Electro-Optic systems
FPA Specification
Sensor Type InGaAs PIN-Photodiode
Active Pixel 1280 x 1024
Pixel Pitch 10µm x 10µm
Active Area 12.8mm x 10.24mm
Spectral response 0.4mm to 1.7mm
Noise (RMS) <170 electrons Low Gain, <35 electrons High Gain
Quantum Efficiency Peak >92% (>87% @ 1.064nm, 82% @ 1.55nm)
Pixel Well Depth Low Gain: 500Ke-, High Gain: 10Ke-
Pixel Operability >99.5%
Camera Specification
Digital Output Format 12 bit CameraLink (Medium Configuration)
Exposure time 10µm to 1 / frame rate
Shutter mode Global Shutter
Frame Rate 10Hz to 60Hz programmable, 25ns resolution
Optical Interface C mount (selection of SWIR lens available) or M42
Camera Setup / Control CameraLink
Dynamic Range 12 Bit
Trigger interface Trigger IN and OUT - TTL compatible
Power supply 12V DC ±10%
TE Cooling ON / OFF
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 & Weight 50mm x 50mm x 61mm / 247g
QE curve for VIS-SWIR OWL 1280

QE curve for VIS-SWIR OWL 1280

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  • Hyperspectral Imaging
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  • Thermography

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