Raptor Photonics has published a new application note on how its range of SWIR cameras offer an alternative to thermal cameras for Driver Vision Enhancement improving a driver’s viewing capabilities while operating in degraded visual conditions such as darkness, fog, smoke, or dust,
Raptor Photonics has launched the Owl 640T, an InGaAs based camera with 640×512 resolution and a 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch. The Owl 640 T has less than 50 electrons readout noise, with a high intra-scene dynamic range of 69dB that enables simultaneous capture of bright and dark portions of a scene. It is an ideal solution for integration into EO systems and for applications including beam profiling and wafer inspection systems.
Raptor is currently running a special offer on the Owl 640 T, with volume pricing starting from $9,999.
Raptor Photonics has published an application note on the Electroluminescence (EL) imaging of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, which provides high accuracy in detecting defects and faults, such as cracks, broken cells, interconnections and shunts. A drone-based system capable of acquiring EL images using an Owl 640 SWIR camera was used for this research.
Raptor Photonics has published a new application note highlighting how its range of SWIR cameras can help companies involved in silicon inspection to quickly detect defects in wafers, improving quality and reliability. A copy of the note can be found:
Raptor welcomes Liam Mulholland to the company as our new General Manager. As a key part of Raptor’s growth strategy to expand and pursue new markets, Liam will be responsible for directing and managing all day to day business activities and implementing effective business strategies. Liam has previously held leadership positions in medical device manufacturer Stryker Inc, and industrial giant Caterpillar Inc. Welcome aboard Liam.
Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance digital cameras has launched the World’s first SWaP Optimised ½” / VGA sensor with VIS-SWIR Response. With a 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch, the Owl 640 T has less than 50 electrons readout noise, with a high intra-scene dynamic range of 69dB that enables simultaneous capture of bright and dark portions of a scene.
Available with a 12-bit Camera Link output, the Owl 640 T runs from 10 to 60Hz. The camera features an on-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) which enables the best contrast imaging from a dark to bright imaging scene, as well as an on-board intelligent 3 point Non-Uniform Correction (NUC), providing the highest quality images. The Owl 640 T offers ½” optical design, taking advantage of a smaller and lighter lens. The camera is the ideal solution for the Mini UAV and Gimbal market and hand-held integrated systems.
As with all Raptor cameras, the Owl 640 T is ultra-compact and rugged. The camera uses a Thermometric cooler to stabilize the sensor temperature with no fan being used.
The camera comes with a range of analysis software including XCAP and Micromanager and a standard CameraLink frame grabber (EPIX).
Electron Multiplying CCD (EMCCD) cameras, such as the Falcon III, can be used to detect very weak signals, which would otherwise be lost within the noise floor of the camera. Using a conventional CCD to detect these very weak signals, usually requires both long exposure times (to integrate a detectable amount of signal) and slow readout rates (to minimize the read noise). However, EMCCD cameras can detect these same signals using much shorter exposure times and higher readout rates. This is done by applying EM gain to the signal before it reaches the output amplifier of the CCD sensor, effectively reducing the read noise of the sensor by a factor equal to the amount of gain applied.
Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance digital cameras is launching some new and exciting cameras at the world’s premier camera show in San Francisco from February 4th-6th 2020 on Booth #2343.
New Ninox 640 II – following on from the very successful launch of the Ninox 640 three years ago, the new Ninox 640 II features a new low noise sensor, achieving 16e- typical readout noise, the most sensitive VIS-SWIR scientific camera on the market today! It is also launched in a new smaller footprint.
New Owl 640 N– The Night Owl an ultra-low noise, digital VIS-SWIR camera with 16e- typical readout noise, in a compact and rugged design, engineered for SWaP applications. As the market shifts towards SWIR for digital night vision, the Night Owl offers one of the best solutions on the market.
NewHawk 252 – the new next-generation 1.3MP EMCCD camera from Raptor, offering HD format in a stabilized package, perfect for speed and sensitivity in a compact and ruggedized footprint.
Raptor’s VP of Sales & Marketing Mark Donaghy comments “Raptor has enjoyed fantastic growth over the past few years and Photonics West 2020 is a perfect platform to showcase our latest products. We are now one of the leading players in SWIR and VIS-SWIR cameras across our three key markets of scientific, surveillance and aerospace. We also see growth across astronomy and X-Ray markets with our CCD and EMCCD based cameras.
“We continue to make advances with sensitivity, and we are particularly excited by the new low read noise performance with our latest cameras.” he continued.
To discuss your camera needs, please request to schedule a meeting at Photonics West 2020 by contacting email@example.com
Raptor Photonics Ltd. (Raptor) is pleased to announce that Quantum Design UK and Ireland Ltd. has been appointed as a distributor of its scientific camera solutions in UK and Ireland.
Based in Leatherhead, Surrey, Quantum Design UK and Ireland specialises in advanced scientific instruments for research in academic institutions, R&D departments, and company laboratories across the UK and Ireland. The company will market and sell Raptor’s full range of camera solutions.
Quantum Design UK and Ireland is part of the Quantum Design International (QDI) group. QDI is a global laboratory equipment manufacturer.
About Quantum Design UK
Ben Parker, Sales Manager
Quantum Design UK and Ireland Ltd,
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Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance digital cameras has launched an additional member to its family of EMCCD cameras with the Hawk 252, offering HD resolution for surveillance applications.
The Hawk 252 is a cooled EMCCD camera offering back-illuminated HD EMCCD technology, enabling ultimate sensitivity imaging (<50μlux). It offers high QE of greater than 95% at 600nm, comparable to GEN III image intensifier performance. It also offers enhanced blue response from 180nm for low light UV detection. The Hawk 252 features fanless cooling which is ideal for integration into airborne EO payloads and discrete low light surveillance.
It can be used for a number of applications including ground-based and airborne surveillance, UV imaging and blue response. It can also be used for situational awareness.
Raptor VP of Sales & Marketing Mark Donaghy comments “If you need the best combination of sensitivity and speed, nothing matches the performance of EMCCD technology. We launched the Hawk 252 camera to replace our very successful Hawk 247 camera, which has now been discontinued. The sensor is second to none in terms of sensitivity, perfect for low light imaging applications.”