Small High-Resolution MWIR Cooled Camera Cores – Photon HRC from FLIR

FLIR’s Photon HRC camera core features a detector/dewar/cooler assembly (DDCA), a mechanical frame, and camera electronics. It is based on FLIR’s 15-micron pitch, low power, high performance Indium Antimonide (InSb) focal plane array and is one of the smallest high-resolution (640x512) MWIR cooled camera cores available on the market.

The camera electronics in the Photon HRC contains two cards: the cooler controller board and the power/video board. The camera outputs 8-bit corrected video, NTSC video, and 14-bit digital data. Communication occurs over a serial RS-422 or RS-232 interface. In addition, an optional ethernet module supports IP video data capture and communication.

The Photon HRC is also lightweight and consumes less than 8W, making it a perfect miniature camera for space-constrained platforms.

Key Features

The main features of the Photon HRC are as follows:

  • Small and lightweight
  • High performance thermal imaging for long ranges
  • < 1 pound 640 x 512 MWIR camera
  • Provides high performance imaging for space-constrained airborne or ground applications
  • Designed for low cost
  • Low power
  • Interface with COTS IR optics

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