HexaBlu

1280x960 6-micron MWIR Camera Core

Based on the DRS High Density Vertically Integrated Photodiode (HDVIP) technology, this advanced High Operating Temperature (HOT) MWIR sensor array delivers peerless sensitivity, uniformity, and sensor modulation transfer function (MTF) in a low SWaP package.

The MCT focal plane array (FPA) is enclosed in a very long-life dewar with a superior split Stirling cooler with wrap-around electronics. The core is optimized for both low SWaP applications such as airborne imaging as well as applications driven by long-life metrics in cooler performance and dewar lifetime.

Features

HexaBlu™ stands out with its extremely low induced vibration of the tuned cooler compressor system and its proven cooler reliability. The dewar assembly is virtually silent with undetectable displacement at the sensor cold stage, and almost perfectly inaudible while in operation. The sensor radiometric performance excels with a 3.5 Me well depth. The single integration time dynamic range for this small pitch sensor exceeds that of all comparable products.

Extremely long-life cooler has been proven through demanding run-life testing under stressful loading conditions with samples still operating after 27,000 hours (about 3 years of continuous operation). Dewar vacuum integrity has undergone testing for more than 11 years, representing >100,000-hour dewar lifetimes.

Product Highlights

1280×960 resolution, 6-micron pitch

High sensitivity cooled thermal imager

Optimized for low SWaP

60 Hz capable

<30 mK NETD

27,000 hours run-life demonstrated

2-point NUC, Bad Pixel Replacement (BPR)

Specifications

Detector Type
Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT)
Array Format
1280x960
Pixel Pitch
6-micron
Spectral Band
MWIR (3.8 to 4.8-micron)
Frame rate
30 Hz default, 60 Hz capable
Bit depth
14-bit
NETD
< 30 mK
Digital video output
CameraLink Digital Corrected Video
NUC
2-point NUC, Bad Pixel Replacement
Control/Command
LVDS UART
Other electrical interfaces
Optional external frame sync
Size (LxWxH)
68mm x 61mm x 46mm
Weight
295g (0.65 lbs)
Input Voltage
Processor: 5VDC, Cooler: 14VDC
Power dissipation
Processor: 2.5W typical, Cooler: 2.5W typical steady state, 9W typical during cooldown
Operating temp
-40°C to +71°C
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