Ophir Optronics Solutions

High Performance Infrared Zoom Lenses for UAVs and Drones: Low-SWaP, Extended-Range, Ruggedized Lenses

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Ophir Optronics Solutions
High Performance Infrared Zoom Lenses for UAVs and Drones: Low-SWaP, Extended-Range, Ruggedized Lenses
Science-based industrial Park, Har Hotzvim P.O Box 45021, Jerusalem 9145001, Israel Israel Regional offices
+972-2-548 4444

Ophir Optronics Solutions LTD., an MKS Company, is a leading designer and manufacturer of low-SWaP, ruggedized, high-performance MWIR and LWIR lens assemblies for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) and drones. Our low-SWaP (size, weight and power) Infrared zoom lenses are ideal for UAV/UAS thermal imaging payloads and forward-looking IR (FLIR) cameras, and also meet the needs of a wide variety of demanding applications in defense, HLS, security & surveillance and other emerging markets.

Infrared gimbal lens

aerial camera lens

Our infrared optical assemblies and components have been utilized in advanced electro-optics programs developed by leading global defense OEMs, and have been field-proven in the most challenging aerospace and defense deployments.

Military-Grade UAV Lenses for Infrared Cameras

Ruggedized lenses for thermal imaging cameras and sensors

We provide a range of lightweight, military-grade IR camera lenses designed to meet the needs of challenging aerial defense applications. With focal lengths from 1.8mm to 1350mm and MTF close to the diffraction limit, these ruggedized lenses feature accurate line-of-sight (LOS) performance and provide detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) ranges up to 28km.

Drone Camera Lens

Ophir sites are AS9100 Rev. D and ISO 9001-2015 certified, delivering military-grade IR camera lenses in compliance with the following standards:

  • DIN 3140
  • IPC 620
  • MIL-PRF-13830
  • MIL-PRF-85285
  • MIL-STD-810
  • MIL-C-48497
  • MIL-C-48616
  • ISO 10110 sections 1-19
  • ANSI\ASQ Z1.4

Webinar:  Advanced Thermal Imaging Optical Solutions for Defense & Security

This webinar discusses the use of long range and lightweight thermal imaging zoom lenses that enable high-resolution vision capabilities and identification, in complete darkness over long distances, as well as high-precision IR components for next generation defense and security applications.

Extended Range Cooled MWIR UAV Lenses for Infrared Cameras

SupIR 50-1350mm f/5.5

Continuous zoom MWIR lens for long-range detection

The IR Camera LensSupIR 50-1350mm f/5.5 is a continuous zoom MWIR lens featuring a 27x motorized zoom ratio and a detection range of more than 25km. Designed for stabilized UAV payloads and gimbals, the folded zoom lens provides high-resolution vision and identification capabilities and maintains focus and tight line of sight (LOS) retention through the entire zoom range.

Featuring a unique folded optic design for reduced footprint, the lens is compatible with HD 1280X1024 format 15μm pixel pitch detectors. It is ideal for both commercial and defense applications where details that may not be visible to the human eye need to be captured, such as airport security, border patrol, and gas leak detection.

More information: SupIR 50-1350mm f/5.5

SupIR 28-850mm f/5.5

High-resolution thermal imaging lensinfrared camera lens

The Ophir SupIR 28-850mm f/5.5 is a continuous zoom MWIR lens designed to provide high-resolution imaging for UAV payloads in dynamic and challenging environments. With a unique compact folded design, and a high-durability coating for extended operational lifetime, it is ideal for a wide range of UAV thermal imaging applications.

With a long focal length and excellent zoom ratio capabilities, the lens provides a detection range of more than 24km, and is compatible with HD 1280X1024 format 15μm pixel pitch detectors.

More information: Ophir SupIR 28-850mm f/5.5

Low-SWaP Cooled MWIR Drone Lenses for Infrared Cameras

LightIR 20-275mm f/5.5

High-performance drone thermal camera lensLWIR Long Range zoom lens

The LightIR 20-275mm f/5.5 is our smallest and lightest continuous zoom MWIR lens, with a weight of just 264 g.

Featuring a unique optomechanical design, it provides long-range detection capabilities with a range of up to ~15 km.

Delivering the highest thermal imaging performance for UAVs and drones, the lens is ideal for incorporation into stabilized payloads and gimbals. It can be provided with high-durability or low-reflection hard carbon AR coatings.

More information: LightIR 20-275mm f/5.5

LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6

Folded zoom lens for aerial thermal imaging

Thermal camera lensThe LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 is a lightweight and compact continuous zoom MWIR lens for SWaP-limited applications such as tactical UAV gimbals. Optimized for smaller-size 10 µm pitch 640×480 VGA FPA detectors, it provides an ideal combination of size, weight, and range capabilities for advanced drone thermal imaging systems, and can detect vehicles at ranges of over 13 km.

The unique, highly efficient folded optics design provides long optical lengths, near diffraction-limit performance in harsh environments. Delivering sharp focus over the entire zoom range, the lens addresses critical challenges such as line-of-sight (LOS) stabilization and athermalization.

More information: LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6

Low SWaP Uncooled LWIR UAV Lenses for Infrared Cameras

LightIR 15-75mm f/1.2

Compact continuous zoom LWIR lensThermal imaging lens

The LightIR 15-75mm f/1.2 is a motorized focus lens optimized for 10–12 micron pixel size uncooled LWIR cameras. With a weight of only 320 g, it is ideal for UAV gimbals and other SWaP-critical applications, and can detect vehicles at distances of greater than 7 km.

The long range zoom lens features passive athermalization with excellent imaging performance in the -32 to +70°C temperature range, and can be provided with high-durability or hard-carbon AR coatings.

More information: LightIR 15-75mm f/1.2

Webinar:  IR optics for drones – Where Minimal Is Critical

This webinar hosted by Military Robotics presents product case-studies for the drone and UAV commercial and defense markets, highlighting how robotic systems, both airborne and ground-based, are easing the risks and burdens faced by modern warfighters.

Webinar:  Infrared Optics for Advanced Applications

Precision optics are used in a wide variety of commercial and defense applications, and their performance is often improved or enhanced by unique optical design. Watch this webinar to learn what types of optics will work best for your application.

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