|640 x 512 resolution, uncooled SWIR camera features low size, weight, and power (SWaP)|
PRINCETON, NJ, Goodrich Corporations ISR Systems Princeton team
(formerly Sensors Unlimited, Inc.) has introduced the smallest SWaP (size weight and power)
short wave infrared camera for unmanned vehicles. The 640 x 512 pixel (25ìm pitch) camera
weighs 120g (less than four and a half ounces) with the 23mm f/1.15 lens, providing a 40-degree
field of view. The <4.9 cubic inch total volume allows it to easily fit on board most unmanned
aerial or ground vehicle systems (UAS or UGS). Currently the low-SWaP camera is installed in
the nose cone of a Raven hand-launched unmanned aerial system.
The SWIR camera, sensitive from 0.7ìm to 1.7ìm, is installed on the Raven UAS with a
320 x 240 resolution long-wave infrared (LWIR) microbolometer. The shortwave infrared
camera augments the microbolometers thermal night imaging capabilities by enabling visual
verification of laser location and imaging during thermal crossover the hours of sunrise and
sunset when the performance of traditional thermal imaging systems is degraded.
According to Martin Ettenberg, director of business development for Goodrich's ISR Systems
Princeton team, "The Goodrich SWIR camera combined with the LWIR microbolometer on the
same platform allows 24-hour coverage from a single unmanned aerial system. This provides
warfighters new capabilities and new concept of operations while meeting the low-SWaP
requirements of the modern battlefield. It also eases the physical burden on warfighters by
allowing them to carry a single camera payload."
Sensors Unlimited, Inc., part of Goodrich ISR Systems, based in Princeton, NJ, has pioneered the
design and production of NIR and SWIR cameras and systems utilizing advanced Indium
Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology for industrial, commercial, military,
agricultural, and scientific markets. For additional information on InGaAs-based shortwave
infrared imaging detectors, arrays, and systems, please visit www.sensorsinc.com.
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to
aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically
diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with
significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information, visit
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