The XSW-320 SWIR module is a shortwave infrared OEM module with a resolution of 320 x 256 pixels and a pixel pitch of 20 µm.
Clear visibility is of the highest importance in any surveillance, safety & security operation. Critical airborne, road and maritime operations can benefit from a clear view on the scene and the environment. The more “eyes” you have, the more you can see. Quite often the combined perception is better than the simple sum of individual observations.
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Longer wavelengths penetrate easier through fog and smoke, as they are less obstructed by small particles. But the use of one single wavelength range has also its draw-backs.
Sometimes the thermal contrast of a scene can be low. E.g. twice a day a landing strip has the same temperature (emissivity) as the surrounding lawns. In a maritime setting objects take over the water temperature when they are immersed for a long time.
Passive or active SWIR imaging provides the necessary contrast at short(er) range. But when visible, SWIR and thermal cameras are combined, the fused images can reveal details which are not visible in either of the utilized bands.
Multiple cameras can be mounted in a fixed enclosure, on a light weight, agile gimbal or on a pan & tilt head. Image fusion boxes are then co-registering the images, resampling the information and fusing the pixel information. If better co-registration of the pixel is required, cameras or cores can be mounted behind a single broadband objective lens.
In EVS and image fusion applications it is important to use cameras with a small form factor and low power consumption for an easy integration into an imaging system.
We offer the Raven-640-Analog (LWIR) and Rufus-640-Analog (SWIR) analog cameras. These have a cross-section of less than 55 mm and consume less than 2 W. These camera are ideal solutions for refurbishment projects.
For those who are looking for a MWIR core, we offer the XCO-640. This MWIR OEM core is equipped with a selection of Sterling cooled engines and complement the product range of our XenicsCores.