Shortwave Infrared Camera Core

Tau SWIR

Model: FLIR Tau SWIR
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FLIR Tau® SWIR and broadened spectral range Tau Vis-SWIR provides outstanding short-wave infrared image quality and performance over a wide range of imaging and light level conditions. It is the ideal OEM SWIR imaging module for applications like hyperspectral instrumentation, silicon inspection, electro-optical payloads, art restoration, and portable imaging. The Tau SWIR camera incorporates the FLIR high resolution 640×512 ISC1202 Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) 15-micron pitch focal plane array (FPA) and includes several advanced camera controls features.

High Performance SWIR Camera Core for OEMs

  • Market Leading Features

    With a high resolution InGaAs 640×512/15µm FPA and on-chip correlated double sampling (CDS) for noise reduction Tau SWIR can meet any mission requirements.

  • Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) Optimized

    With a compact form factor, light weight (<81 grams), and less than 3.2 W power consumption (at room temperature) Tau SWIR has the SWaP you need.

  • Technical Performace

    Tau SWIR has greater than 65% quantum efficiency and a full suite of FLIR’s advanced image processing modes.

Specifications
Overview
Detector Type
Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs)
Pixel Pitch
15 µm
Precision Mounting Holes
M2 × 0.4 on 4 sides, 2 per side
Size
38 x 38 x 36 mm (w/o optics)
Spectral Range
0.9 – 1.7 µm (SWIR)
Connections & Communications
Discrete I/O Controls Available
Yes
External Sync Input/Output
Yes
Primary Camera - TEC
50-pin Hirose/2-pin Molex
RS-232 Compatible Communication
57,600 & 921,600 baud
Settable Splash Screens
Yes
User Configurability via SDK & GUI
Yes
Electrical & Mechanical
ESD Protection
Built-In
Environmental & Approvals
Humidity
5 – 95% non-condensing
Operational Altitude
+12 km
Shock
500g @ 0.8 msec
Vibration
4.3g three axis
Imaging & Optical
Active Area
9.6 × 7.68 mm
Array format
640 x 512
Digital Detail Enhancement
Yes
Digital Zoom
Yes
Full Frame Rate
NTSC: 60 Hz (120 Hz in zoom mode) PAL: 50 Hz (100 Hz in zoom mode)
Image Optimization
Yes
Invert/Revert
Yes
Lens Mount
C-mount
NTSC/PAL (field switchable)
Yes
Operability
> 99.5% (Industrial Spec); > 99.0% (Professional Spec); > 98.0% (Consumer Spec)
Optical Fill Factor
100%
Polarity Control [black hot & white hot]
Yes
Quantum Efficiency
1 - 1.5µm: > 65% (Industrial Spec), > 60% (Professional & Consumer Spec)
Sensor Technology
Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Core
Symbology
Yes
Time to Image
<7 sec
Power
Input Supply Voltage
4.9 – 5.5 VDC

Export Restrictions

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