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

Low-SWaP Continuous Zoom Lens from Ophir

By Ophir Optronics / 01 Feb 2024
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Ophir‘s continuous zoom lens, the SWIR & NIR 25-250mm f/5.5 (NFOV) f/4.0 (WFOV), is a compact, low-Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) lens for the newly introduced 5μm SXGA, as well as for 10μm SXGA and 15μm VGA SWIR detectors. 

The SWIR & NIR zoom lens uses a reportedly unique optical and mechanical design, resulting in a lighter and smaller unit with only 860g in weight and 224mm in length, making it approximately 60% lighter than similar SWIR lenses.

The SWIR lens is also chromatically corrected to support a broader short-wave IR wavelength regime from 0.7-1.7μm and operates with minimal distortion. The SWIR & NIR 25-250mm f/5.5 (NFOV) f/4.0 (WFOV) continuous zoom lens presents an impressive combination of SWaP capabilities, detection range exceeding 26km, rugged design, and a unique coating able to withstand harsh, humid, and salty environments.

Ophir believes all these features make this lens a game changer for advanced drones, coastal guard search and rescue, tactical UAV IR cameras, and micro / mini tactical payloads in the commercial, homeland security, and defense markets.

The specialized materials and coatings of the lens maximize transmission and chromatic performance, outpacing the rest of the industry’s baseline in SWIR offerings. 

View the product page, or find out more on Ophir’s website. 

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