What is a (mechanical) shutter and why does the camera needs this?

The mechanical shutter is an internal reference which the microbolometer requires to compensate on e.g. pixel drifts. Basically it is a black reference which is put in front of the detector, which takes reference images and corrrects the pixel drift.

Applies to:


Application notes
Electroluminescense analysis using SWIR cameras speeds up the development of solar cells Electroluminescence analysis accelerates thin-film solar cell development
The protection of archeological treasures by infrared cameras within the EU Firesense project. Thanks to the EU Firesense project, various visible and infrared cameras have been tested for the early detection of wildfires to protect archeological treasures.
Press Releases
Cheetah-640 for high speed SWIR imaging at BiOS & Photonics West We demonstrate the world's fastest InGaAs SWIR camera at BiOS & Photonics West (2008)

Versatile infrared analysis and reporting software

The Xeneth user interface is common to all the Xenics cameras. This makes it easy for customers to apply their familiarity with this comprehensive product to any new applications, covering wide ranging capabilities in various parts of the IR spectrum.

Learn it once and apply it over and over again.

Karl Niedermeyer, President, Spectro Associates, Inc.