UTC Aerospace Systems to Showcase Sensors Unlimited Small SWaP MicroSWIR™ Camera at SPIE Defense Security & Sensing Exhibition

Apr 29, 2013, 08:00 ET from UTC Aerospace Systems

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems, will release its next generation Sensors Unlimited high resolution, snapshot shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera at the SPIE Defense Security & Sensing Exhibition, April 29May 2, 2013, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Md. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)

On display at booth 1217, this high sensitivity, mil-rugged Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) SWIR camera is the highest resolution VGA SWIR camera on the market, driven by a 640x512 pixel SWIR image sensor with 12.5 micron pixel pitch.  It is designed for camera users that are looking for a more affordable high performance SWIR imager, with small SWaP (size, weight, and power), and daylight to low-light imaging capability.

The Sensors Unlimited 640-MicroSWIR™ camera performance, reliability, and SWaP make it ideal for use in a variety of industrial and military systems; for a range of applications including industrial process monitoring, enhanced vision, persistent surveillance, and laser spot tracking.  The camera weighs less than 55 grams, measures 1.25in x 1.25in x 1.25in., uses less than 2 W of power at 20 degrees Celsius, and operates from -40 to 70 degrees Celsius case temperatures.  It includes an industry standard C-mount lens interface on a 2/3" camera format, which allows users to select a myriad of lens options.  Also, the MicroSWIR™ camera's low noise imaging capability (35e- total noise), on-board automatic gain control (AGC), non-uniformity corrections (NUCs), and dynamic range enhancements provide optimized imagery in a wide variety of lighting conditions. The 640-MicroSWIR™ was built for rugged operation, and includes the assurance of MIL-STD-810G environmental testing and CE certification.  Technical teams will be on hand throughout the show for expert demonstrations and to answer questions on all Sensors Unlimited products displayed.

UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.


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