Sierra Olympic Technologies Inc.

QI SWIR

High-Sensitivity SWIR Cameras

High sensitivity SWIR cameras are small, rugged cameras featuring low read noise and very high sensitivity and uniformity.  Two sensor options area availabl:, a VGA resolution 640 x 512 and a 1280 x 1024 HD.  The cameras also have optional Asynchronous Laser Pulse Detection (ALPD) that has proven to be the most effective method for seeing asynchronous pulsed lasers in the scene.  

FEATURES

The high sensitivity Quantum Imaging SWIR cameras use a 15um 640 x 512 or 10um 1280 x 1024 format InGaAs detector with integral antiblooming that output from 30-120fps video depending on configuration. 

The cameras also offer the unique ability to operate in either a conventional SWIR imaging mode or in Asynchronous Laser Pulse Detection (ALPD). In ALPD mode, the detector serves as a two-dimensional sensor capable of capturing short duration laser pulses and providing the x-y position of those pulses in both daytime and night-time operation. Multiple asynchronous spots can exist simultaneously in the same field of view making the cameras ideal for see-spot operations.

The standard QI-SCD15-M1 can be ordered in 900-1700 nm versions, or visible-SWIR versions with 500-1700nm sensitivity and the QI-SCD15-HD model is available with extended spectral sensitivity (500-1700nm).

  • 640×512 resolution, 30-120fps
  • 1280x1024 resolution, 30-60fps
  • 16-bit digitization
  • Low read noise
  • SWIR Imaging or ALPD Mode
  • Extended spectral response from 0.5um to 1.7um
  • Snapshot image capture (to avoid rolling shutter artifact)
  • Programmable operation (NUC, AGC, Trigger, ALPD)
  • Low Image lag to eliminate image persistence issues

APPLICATIONS

Military Defense

  • Fog, smoke, haze penetration
  • Border Security

Quality Inspection and Assurance

  • Photovoltaics
  • Semiconductor Inspection

Laser Detection & Characterization

  • ​Component Alignment
  • Laser Beam Profiling

MODELS


Model
Resolution
Spectrum
Dynamic Range
Min Exposure
Max Frame Rate
Video/Data
 
QI-M1-STD
15µ 640 x 512
0.9 - 1.7µ
>70dB
100µ - 200ns
200Hz
Camerlink or Analog
QI-M1-STD-ALPD
15µ 640 x 512
0.9 - 1.7µ
>70dB
100µ - 200ns
200Hz
Camerlink or Analog
QI-M1-XR
15µ 640 x 512
0.5 - 1.7µ
>70dB
100µ - 200ns
100Hz
Camerlink or Analog
QI-M1-XR-ALPD
15µ 640 x 512
0.5 - 1.7µ
>70dB
100µ - 200ns
100Hz
Camerlink or Analog
QI-HD-XR
10µ 1280 x 1024
0.5 - 1.7µ
>70dB
100µ - 200ns
25/30Hz
Camerlink or Analog
QI-HD-XR-ALPD
10µ 1280 x 1024
0.5 - 1.7µ
>70dB
100µ - 200ns
25/30Hz
Camerlink or Analog

SPECIFICATIONS

Focal Plane Array
                                                                                                             
Sensor Type InGaAs
Sensor Readout Mode Full Frame / snapshot
Image Format MI: 640x512 | 640x480 in NTSC | HD: 1280x1024
Pixel Size MI: 15µm x 15µm | HD: 10µm x 10µm
Active Area 100% fill factor
Spectral Response 0.9 - 1.7 µm or 0.5µm - 1.7µm (extended model)
Read Noise <40 e rms
Total Noise <60 e rms, 25C sensor temp
Max Frame Rate 30 - 60 fps
Dynamic Range 70dB, typical
Power Dissipation M1: 5 Watts, typical at 30C case | HD: < 2 Watts
Mechanical
                                                                                                             
Housing material Aluminum
Lens Mount c-mount / M42, other mounts available
Weight < 4oz
Dimensions M1: 1.75”x1.5”x1.8” | HD: 1.7"x1.8"x2.3"
Power and Signal Interface
                                                                                                             
Power input M1: +12VDC | HD: +3VDC
Data Base Camera Link, NTSC available
Trigger / Sync M1: Samtec MCX | HD: Samtec MCX & CamLink CC1
Mode Control Serial port, via CamLink connector or USB
Environmental
                                                                                                             
Operating Temp Full Performance at -30°C to +60°C
Operating Temp Degraded Performance -40°C to +60°C
Operating Temp Degraded Performance -30°C to +70°C
Storage Temperature -50°C to +85°C
Humidity Up to 90%, Non-condensing
Available Models
                                                                                                             
M1 SWIR, 0.9-1.7µ Spectrum 15µ 640 x 512 | part number: QI-SCD-M1-STD-0000
M1 SWIR, 0.9-1.7µ Spectrum, ALPD Enabled 15µ 640 x 512 | part number: QI-SCD-M1-STD-ALPD
M1 SWIR, 0.5-1.7µ Spectrum 15µ 640 x 512 | part number: QI-SCD-M1-XR-0000
M1 SWIR, 0.5-1.7µ Spectrum, ALPD Enabled 15µ 640 x 512 | part number: QI-SCD-M1-XR-ALPD
HD SWIR, 0.5-1.7µ Spectrum 10µ 1280 x 1024 | part number: QI-SCD-HD-XR-0000
HD SWIR, 0.5-1.7µ Spectrum, ALPD Enabled 10µ 1280 x 1024 | part number: QI-SCD-HD-XR-ALPD

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