A new, cooled, thermal imager fusing the 1.3 to 5.5μ range can see both medium and short wave IR thermal emissions simultaneously . This unique feature range permits I allows the system to see long I extream distances through inclement weather It utilizes a 320 x 240 high performance InSb, FPA detector, powerful electronic processor and proprietary software algorithms.
The power to fuse short and medium wave IR gives more depth and information to the thermal image stream to provide clear images of buildings, ground data and other optical data enabling full situation cognisance of the surroundings. The system is extremely sensitive with a NETD down to 0.005ºC ensuring stunning detail. The system has a very high acquisition rate up to 300 frames/second making it appropriate for aircraft landing in adverse weather conditions and is FAA approved. These features also make it a excellent additional safety aid for large ships and tankers to assist in docking and situation awareness whilst at sea. Analogue and digital outputs are available, the digital being 14 Bit over fiber optics. Remote control of the system is RS422 or RS232 again over fiber optics. A built in anti-blooming mechanism removes Icancels interference from irrelevant sources of light and heat. A very high I wide dynamic range ensures clear images of scenes containing extreme temperature differences. The EVS (Aircraft Version) FLIR camera system facilitates precision approaches and safe landings in reduced visibility conditions, including thick fog, smog, heavy rain and snow. EVS’s operating bandwidth fuses both the near and medium IR spectrum to provide clear images of approach and runway lights, runway threshold, buildings, other visual cues, obstructions and aircraft in close proximity. These images normally are undetectable to the pilot’s naked eye at night and in bad weather.
This new system can provide situational awareness in the most challenging and extreme environmental conditions helping to ensure the safety of all involved.