MCT 1500/3000 Modules
The MCT 1500 / 3000 cores have been especially designed for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). They can be easily integrated into infrared systems that require an advanced, cooled thermal imaging solution. The MCT 1500 / 3000 modules are equipped with a mid-wave, cooled Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) detector operating in the 3 – 5 μm waveband, which offers extremely long range detection in practically all weather conditions.
The MCT 1500 has 2 different fields of view. The MCT 3000 is equipped with three different fields of view. This offers excellent situational awareness while also giving the possibility to have a closer look at suspect activities once they are detected.
The MCT 1500 and MCT 3000 offer crisp thermal images of 640 x 512 pixels. On which the smallest of details can be seen. Manufacturers that want to integrate the MCT 1500 or MCT 3000 for applications that do not require this extremely high image quality can choose for a 320 x 256 pixels version. All versions produce a clear image in total darkness, through smoke, dust and light fog.
|Thermal imaging camera cores are subsystems that provide similar features and functions to those found in some of FLIR Systems standard camera products. However, cores are designed to permit integration into other systems. Camera cores can be used in whole or subsystem form by an OEM in many applications. FLIR Systems provides different components and cores for a large number of advanced thermal imaging platforms.
With FLIR's strength in focal plane array manufacturing, vacuum packaging, video processing electronics and system integration, along with high commercial product manufacturing rates, FLIR Systems is a powerful partner to many OEM customers.
|The MCT 1500 / 3000 modules are all equipped with a cooled, highly sensitive Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) detector. A thermal imaging core with a cooled detector gives you the advantage that you can see and detect potential threats much further away than with an uncooled detector. But there is more. Objects which are at a close distance can be seen with much more detail. You can see what people are carrying. There is no need anymore to send someone out in the field to check things out since small details can clearly be seen on the thermal image.
|The MCT 1500 / 3000 modules are equipped with a MCT detector offering crisp thermal images of 640 x 512 pixels. It is a four times better image quality than a 320 x 256 detector. It allows the user to see more detail and detect more and smaller objects from a further distance. Manufacturers that want to integrate the MCT 1500 or MCT 3000 for applications that do not require this extremely high image quality can choose for a 320 x 256 pixels version.
|The MCT 1500 module comes with dual field of view optics. The MCT 3000 module is equipped with triple field of view optics. A wide angle lens offering a wide field of view, a medium field of view lens and a narrow field of view lens. All systems have the capability to switch from one lens to another within a fraction of a second. A wide angle lens will give you excellent situational awareness. When a potential threat is detected you can easily switch to the medium field of view lens to have a closer look at the situation. The MCT 3000 module can even switch to the extremely narrow field of view lens so that you can see the smallest of details. This way operators can see further recognize more detail and react more quickly to security threats.
|The MCT 1500 / 3000 contain powerful image processing algorithms which are embedded in the module's hardware and software. Automatic Gain Control (AGC), image enhancement filters, histogram equalization and other functions are guaranteeing high quality thermal imaging in any night or daytime environmental conditions.
|Both modules contain an exclusive auto focus feature which delivers crisp, clear images at the press of a button. The system allows you to experience better situational awareness in the wide field of view, while maintaining detailed recognition capabilities in the narrow field of view.
|All modules provide a turnkey thermal imager with advanced image processing features built-in and ready for system integration. They incorporate easily with common power and video interfaces found in existing and new systems. The images from the 320 x 256 pixels or 640 x 512 pixels detectors can be displayed on virtually any existing display that accepts composite video.
|All cores are designed for easy integration in airborne, land or maritime systems. The modules have been integrated into many of FLIR Systems successful thermal imaging cameras. Numerous systems, used for a wide variety of applications, are out in the field with a proven track record. Applications include security and surveillance, thermal weapon sights, airborne gimbals for e.g. powerline inspections, research and development and numerous others.|