Shortwave Infrared Camera Core

Tau® SWIR

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FLIR Tau® 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.

The Tau SWIR camera will be discontinued on December 30, 2022. Support for all Tau SWIR configurations will continue through June 30, 2025.

  • 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
Array format
640 x 512
Frame Rate
NTSC: 60 Hz (120 Hz in zoom mode) PAL: 50 Hz (100 Hz in zoom mode)
Pixel Size
15 µm
Sensor Technology
Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Core
Performance
Time to Image
<7 sec
Imaging & Optical
Active Area
9.6 × 7.68 mm
Array format
640 x 512
Detector Type
Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs)
Digital Detail Enhancement
Yes
Digital Zoom
Yes
Discrete I/O Controls Available
Yes
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%
Pixel Size
15 µm
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
Settable Splash Screens
Yes
Spectral Range
0.9 – 1.7 µm (SWIR)
Symbology
Yes
Connections & Communications
External Sync Input/Output
Yes
Primary Camera - TEC
50-pin Hirose/2-pin Molex
RS-232 Compatible Communication
57,600 & 921,600 baud
User Configurability via SDK & GUI
Yes
Electrical
Input Supply Voltage
4.9 – 5.5 VDC
Mechanical
ESD Protection
Built-In
Precision Mounting Holes
M2 × 0.4 on 4 sides, 2 per side
Size (w/o lens)
38 x 38 x 36 mm (w/o optics)
Weight
<81 grams (w/o optics)
Environmental & Approvals
Humidity
5 – 95% non-condensing
Operational Altitude
+12 km
Shock
500g @ 0.8 msec
Vibration
4.3g three axis
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Tau® SWIR