Sensors Unlimited has introduced the SU320HX shortwave infrared camera, designed for rugged military imaging applications. Built on Goodrich's KT camera platform, the SU320HX also includes the recently announced image enhancement functions for backward compatibility in existing applications.
Shortwave infrared imaging systems, based on InGaAs technology, have the capability to image through atmospheric obscurants, such as haze, fog, smoke, and dust. This combines with the ability to image during daytime or nighttime, including 'crossover' hours at dawn and dusk, making InGaAs-SWIR video cameras especially useful for surveillance in manned and unmanned airborne and/or ground systems. Also ideal for surveillance applications and marine intelligence tasks, the Goodrich SU320HX solid-state camera is smaller, lighter weight and consumes much less power than cooled mid-wave or long-wave infrared imagers and the competing germanium-based IR cameras.