Hyperspectral Cameras

LWIR Cameras

LWIR hyperspectral cameras are used in various applications including security, camouflage detection, and geological mapping. Two camera models are available – HS and OWL.

LWIR Camera

The LWIR High Sensitivity HS model has an uncooled bolometer FPA camera with a wavelength range of 8-12 μm, a moderate spectral resolution of 200 nm, and 30 spectral bands. It is a compact model that is appropriate for many industry applications.

LWIR Camera

The LWIR OWL model has a wavelength range of 8-12 μm and is an integration of a state-of-the-art temperature-stabilized imaging spectrograph and a cooled, highly sensitive MCT FPA detector. With a spectral resolution of 48 nm, 84 spectral bands, and an image rate of up to 100 Hz, the LWIR hyperspectral camera OWL model is ideal for the most challenging ground-based applications including remote sensing and security.  


Optical Characteristics
Range 8-12 µm 8-12 µm
Resolution (spatial x spectral) 384 x 42 384 x 84
Spectral Resolution 400 nm 100 nm diffraction limited
Spectral Sampling 145 nm / band 48 nm / band
Spatial Sampling 0.0564 degrees 0.063 degrees
Aberrations Insignificant astigmatism, smile or keystone < 0.1 pixels Insignificant astigmatism, smile or keystone < 0.1 pixels
Optics temperature Uncooled Stabilized
Numerical Aperture F/1.0 F/2.0
Field of View With fore lens L62: 21 degrees With fore lens L43: 24 degrees
Electrical Characteristics
Sensor LWIR uncooled microbolometer MCT
Camera Output 14-bit LVDS 14-bit LVDS
Frame rate (full / binning) 60 Hz 100 Hz
Cooling Uncooled Stirling-cycle cooler
Frame Grabber NI-PCI 1422 or 1424s National Instruments NI-PCI 1422 or 1424 National Instruments
Pixel Size 25 x 25 µm 24 x 24 µm
Power Consumption 3.5 W < 200 W
Signal-to-noise ratio Target 400 K, 8 µm: 240, 10 µm: 210, 12 µm: 180 * Target 300 K, 8 µm: 450, 10 µm: 580, 12 µm: 230 *
NESR (mW / m2srµm 8 µm: 171, 10 µm: 161, 12 µm: 139 * 8 µm: 21, 10 µm: 18, 12 µm: 40 *
NETD / spectral pixel   0.2 K *
Environmental Characteristics
Storage -20 to 50 C -20 to 50 C
Operating 5 to 40 C, non-condensing 5 to 40 C, non-condensing
Mechanical Characteristics
Size (LxWxH) 100 x 143 x 185 mm 175 x 285 x 200 mm
Weight 3.5 kg 13.1 kg
Body Anodized Al and painted steel Anodized Al and painted steel
Shutter Yes (shutter / internal calibration) Yes (shutter / internal calibration)
LWIR Cameras Ordering Information
Part numberDescriptionProduct Name
MRC-319-007-01 LWIR hyperspectral camera - high sensitivity model LWIRHS-LVDS-60-L120MP
MRC-319-007-02 LWIR hyperspectral camera - cooled model Spectral Camera OWL

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