Ventus Micro

Low SWaP 16-180 mm MWIR camera

The newest addition to the Ventus family of cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) continuous zoom cameras, the Micro is a condensed but cutting edge system designed for space-constrained UAV/UAS applications.

Features

The Ventus Micro delivers unparalleled functionality and standoff range relative to its size, weight and power (SWaP). It pairs the latest 10 um pixel pitch HOT MWIR long-life cooled core with a detector-specific 16-180 mm folded zoom lens and adds the advanced image processing features and universal integration offered by Sierra-Olympic electronics. Powerful image processing algorithms include one-touch autofocus, electronic image stabilization, Adaptive Contrast Control (CLAHE/LAP), onboard video and still storage, and a range of optional features including target detection and tracking.

The camera was designed specifically for space-constrained integrations in airborne and other low-SWaP applications. It weighs just over 800 grams and will fit into a 150 mm (6″) space claim.

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Product Highlights
  • Long-life HOT MWIR detector
  • 16-180 mm continuous zoom folded optic
  • Designed to fit in 6″ (150 mm) gimbals
  • Automatic/Manual Gain Control
  • Adaptive Contrast Control (CLAHE, LAP)
  • Electronic Image Stabilization
  • Multiple color palettes and White Hot/Black Hot
  • Up to 512 GB of On-board Video Sequence / Still Image Storage
  • 1/4-20 & M4 Tapped Mounting Holes

Applications

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Models

Lens / F# HFOV Sensor Weight HxWxD (mm)
16-180 mm 22.6 - 2.0 ° HOT MWIR 812 g 119 x 75 x 121 mm

Specifications

Detector Type
High Operating Temperature (HOT) MWIR
Resolution
640 x 512
Pitch
10μm
Spectral Response
3.6 - 4.2 μm
Framerate
30 Hz (ethernet) / 60 Hz (Camera Link)
EFL
16-180 mm
FOV
22.6 - 2.0 °
F#
3.6
Focus
One-touch autofocus
Digital zoom
4x
Digital Video Output
14-big Camera Link
Analog video output
NTSC/PAL
IP Video Output
MJPEG or H.264 encoded RTP
Camera control
Serial or Ethernet
Onboard Video Storage
Up to 512 GB microSD
Power Consumption
12 W typical
Size (LxWxH) mm
119 x 75 x 121
Weight (approx)
812 g (1.8 lb)
Mounting
1/4-20 and M4 tapped holes
Input voltage
11-14 DVC

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