High energy spectroscopy requires precision analytical tools that help scientists and researchers to investigate molecular and atomic spectra from the infrared into the soft x-ray and short ultraviolet wavelength regions. Raptor has worked with McPherson Instruments to develop a unique solution using their Model 251MX flat field spectrograph and Raptor’s Eagle XO, a cooled, direct detection CCD.
Non-invasive fluorescence imaging of small animals has been a technique widely used for years as a method in preclinical research. Techniques have developed considerably in recent years, but still face a number of limitations. Researchers detecting in the 500-900 nm range suffer from shallow imaging depth and high background due to light scattering and tissue autofluorescence. Over the last five years there has been a growing interest in NIR-II/SWIR imaging detecting in the 1000-1700 nm range to greatly suppress these effects, affording single-cell resolution at ~ 3 mm depth and useful resolving power at up to ~ 1 cm depth. Raptor has worked closely with Nirmidas to develop the right camera choice for DeepVision, the Ninox 640-II.
Raptor Photonics has launched a new EMCCD camera, the Kestrel 1000, offering ultra-low readout noise while running at 1,000 frames per second (fps) in full frame and up to 1,800 fps with ROI. The camera has a 128 x 128 back-thinned sensor with 26um pixels for optimum image resolution in low light imaging applications. It runs in 16-bit Camera Link output for realtime imaging for low latency photon to digital image and offers up to 95% QE
Raptor Photonics, a leader in innovative digital camera solutions announced today that its Owl 640T camera was recognized among the best in machine vision by the judges of the Vision Systems Design 2021 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies.
The Owl 640T is the latest variant of the Owl 640 family, being the world’s first SWaP optimized ½” / VGA InGaAs sensor with a 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch, offering a spectral response from 0.6µm to 1.7µm. It 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 the perfect candidate for a range of machine vision applications.
Raptor Photonics has launched the Ninox 640 SU, a vacuum cooled InGaAs based camera with 640×512 sensor with a 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch for the highest spatial resolution. The Ninox 640SU is vacuum cooled to -80°C for ultra-long exposures of up to 5 minutes. Its ultra-low dark current and read-noise result in the best “scientific” SWIR camera on the market today. It is the perfect camera for staring applications in SWIR wavelengths (from 900nm – 1700nm) including NIR-II In-Vivo Imaging, Fluorescence Imaging and Astronomy.
Raptor has been awarded the Made in Northern Ireland Manufacturing Innovation Award 2021 for the company’s work in deep-cooled CCD cameras. The award recognizes the recent growth and success that Raptor has enjoyed over the past year, picking up significant contracts with key customers.
Made in Northern Ireland – Manufacturing Innovation Award
Raptor Photonics Ltd, a global manufacturer of SWIR, CCD, EMCCD and CMOS cameras, is delighted to welcome Nathan Tate, who has joined the company as Sales Engineer. As a key part of Raptor’s growth strategy to expand and pursue new markets, Nathan will be responsible for growing sales globally. Nathan has previously held sales positions across different industries.
Forage Mass Monitoring (FFM) analysis has been traditionally done using biomass sampling to calculate biomass yield per hectare. Raptor Photonics has recently published an Application Note showing how reflectance spectroscopy methods using drone based remote sensing systems are now being used to derive well-established vegetation indices (VIs) more efficiently than biomass sampling. Researchers from the University of Applied Science Koblenz have developed an imaging system in the form of a multispectral multi-camera system using two of Raptor’s Owl 640M cameras enabling the coverage from 600 to 1700 nm. Promising results prove the principal suitability of such systems for airborne monitoring of small to medium-sized farmland in agricultural applications for precision agriculture, such as biomass for crops and grasslands.