New Thermal Camera Sensor with Advanced Performance

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A new thermal camera sensor combines infrared image clarity with a wide field of view. The compact, light, and low-power thermal camera core delivers high quality imagery, and is ideal for long-range and demanding applications, including security and surveillance, force protection, high-end targeting systems, as well as long-range and/or wide field-of-view solutions.

The full high-definition thermal camera core Athena 1920 has been unveiled by BAE Systems, which stated that the technology enables a new class of sensing systems for everything from aerial reconnaissance to perimeter security to asset monitoring. “We put more pixels on the target, giving end-users the situational awareness they need to make critical decisions.”

The sensor features a 1920 x 1200 vanadium oxide (VOx) uncooled microbolometer pixel array that builds on the company’s 12-micron (µm) pixel technology. 

The camera’s 60Hz frame rate delivers exceptional clarity and minimizes motion blur in dynamic scenes, providing unparalleled detail of complex environments. The high-definition sensor offers nearly eight times the field of view of traditional camera cores, and with its small size (51x40x21 mm) and light weight (70 grams), is suited for high-performance applications where size, weight, power, and cost are important factors, according to uasweekly.com.