The OWL 640 M42

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Raptor Photonics, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high performance digital cameras has launched an additional member to its family of SWIR and Visible SWIR cameras. The OWL 640 M42 is a rugged, high sensitivity digital VIS-SWIR camera with an M42 lens mount. This mount is used by lens manufacturers including StingRay Optics.

Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the OWL 640 M42 offers visible extension from 0.4µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging. The 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch enables highest resolution imaging.

Available with a 14 bit CameraLink output, the OWL 640 M42 will run from 10 to 120Hz enabling high speed digital video. A new feature On-board Automated Gain Control (AGC) will enable clear video in all light conditions. The OWL 640 also features an on-board intelligent 3 point Non Uniform Correction (NUC) algorithm which will provide the highest quality images.

As with all Raptor cameras the OWL 640 M42 is an ultra-compact, low power (<5W) camera which makes it ideal for hand-held, mobile or airborne systems. It is also very rugged, peltier cooled and has no fan enabling integration into UAV, handheld or any Electro-Optic system.

There are a range of applications that can be used with the OWL 640 M42 including 860, 1064 and 1550nm laser line detection, active imaging, airborne payload, hand-held goggles, imaging through fog, range finding, semiconductor inspection, solar cell inspection, telecommunications and thermography.

Raptor also offers a standard C-Mount version with the SCD sensor in the OWL 640. Other options are available including the OWL 320, in both SWIR and VIS-SWIR as well as a High Speed version (up to 350Hz). All come with powerful Image Analysis Software (XCAP) and a standard CameraLink frame grabber (EPIX).

You can watch some footage of the camera in action using 100mm F1.5 SWIR optimized lens from StingRay at

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