HD-SDI Version of OEM VIS-SWIR Camera Released

By Mike Ball / 07 Jul 2020
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Owl 1280 - HD infrared & visible cameraRaptor Photonics has launched a new version of the company’s Owl 1280 VIS-SWIR (visible & shortwave infrared) OEM camera, featuring Serial Digital Interface (SDI) connectivity for reduced system complexity, maximized interface bandwidth, and expanded usable operational range.

The Owl 1280 camera is based around a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor and enables high-resolution, high-sensitivity imaging in the 600nm to 1700nm range. It produces mono progressive scan uncompressed digital video output to HD-SDI SMPTE-274M 1080p30 standards. With less than 50 electrons readout noise, the Owl 1280 offers an industry-leading VIS-SWIR HD detection limit.

The rugged and ultra-compact camera features a low power consumption of less than 8W and is ideal for integration into UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) electro-optical systems for surveillance and inspection applications. The system includes onboard Automated Gain Control (AGC) and intelligent 3-point Non-Uniform Correction (NUC) for superior imaging quality.

For further information on the specifications of the Owl 1280 VIS-SWIR HD-SDI camera, contact Raptor.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact