Infrared Microcamera works with InGaAs Focal Plane Array

Sensors Unlimited Unveils New Short Wave Infrared Microcamera and Focal Plane Array

Princeton, NJ, November 19, 2002 - Sensors Unlimited, a leading provider of innovative solutions based on indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) technology, today announces its newest room temperature indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) short-wave infrared SUI? Microcamera. The SU320UM delivers high resolution images from a 320 x 256 InGaAs image sensor that is sensitive in the 900 to 1700nm spectral range. The lightweight, low power camera weighs in at less than 60 g and is smaller than 27 cm3, about the size of a C cell battery. Developed with funding from DARPA, the camera is optimized for applications where space and weight are at a premium, including robotic systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Sensors unlimited will be exhibiting this camera at booth # 639 during the eastern analytical symposium & expo in Somerset, NJ on November 18-21.

"The sensors unlimited team has once again pushed the technological barrier in short wave infrared imaging with the smallest and lightest camera available," remarks dr. Marshall Cohen, president. "This camera's performance, size and simplicity will open new markets. Quantity pricing is well below that for any comparable camera."

The SUI? microcamera utilizes Sensors Unlimited's newest InGaAs focal plane array technology. The new 320x256 element focal plane array has a 25um pixel spacing and establishes a new state-of-the-art for functionality. Features include snapshot exposures as short as 150ns and frame rates faster than 5000 fps. Its dynamic windowing capability allows multiple regions-of-interest to be read out and redefined with each frame. According to dr. Martin Ettenberg, director of imaging products, "these features make the new focal plane array an excellent choice for range-gated imaging and high-speed target acquisition and tracking applications at eye-safe wavelengths."

The SUI? microcamera is an RS-170 compatible camera able to display fully processed imagery on a standard television without requiring a computer. The camera also outputs 12 bit digital data through a camera link(tm) connection allowing the transfer of images to computers for detailed image analysis. The focal plane array has continuously variable in-pixel current gain allowing the camera to be customized for specific applications ranging from high intensity laser beam profiling to low light level night vision imaging.

About sensors unlimited

Sensors Unlimited, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) linear and area photodiode arrays that are used in near-infrared imaging for telecommunications, military and industrial spectroscopy applications. The company's richly experienced and knowledgeable research staff and proficient manufacturing processes have led to sensors' extraordinary growth and enviable reputation as the world's leading fiberoptic component design, fabrication and supply operation. For more information, visit the company's web site at
Infrared Microcamera works with InGaAs Focal Plane Array.

December 4, 2002 07:45 - SUI? room temperature, short-wave microcamera model SU320UM incorporates 320 x 256 InGaAs image sensor that is sensitive in 900C1700 nm spectral range. Smaller than 27 cm3, camera provides dynamic windowing capability. With 25 m pixel spacing, focal plane array provides continuously variable in-pixel current gain. Camera has snapshot exposures as short as 150 nsec and frame rates faster than 5,000 fps.

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