Hyperspectral Cameras

SWIR Cameras

SWIR CameraThe SWIR hyperspectral camera is one of the most versatile cameras offering an extended wavelength range. The SWIR camera is an excellent solution for the chemical imaging applications including pharmaceutical quality monitoring, plastics sorting, and food analysis. The hyperspectral camera is an integration of an imaging spectrograph (ImSpector N25E) and a cryogenically cooled mercury-cadmium-telluride (MCT) focal plane array camera. The optical elements and transmission diffraction grating are designed for a high quality image on the detector. The MCT detector is cryogenically cooled for optimal sensitivity and stability. The temperature stability and rugged housing enable the camera to be used in outdoor and process applications.








Optical Characteristics
Range (nm) 1000-2500
Resolution (spatial x spectral) 384 x 288
Spectrograph ImSpector N25E
Spectral Resolution 12 nm (30 µm slit)
Spectral Sampling 5.6 nm/pixel
Spatial Resolution RMS spot diameter < 30 µm
Numerical Aperture F/2.0
Slit Width, default 30 µm (50 or 80 µm available on request)
Effective Slit Length 9.2 mm
Total Efficiency (typical)  
Stray Light  
Electrical Characteristics
Sensor MCT camera
Interface CameraLink
Camera Output 16-bit CameraLink
Frame rate (full / binning) 400 Hz
Cooling Stirling, 4,000 hour MTTF
Frame Grabber NI-PCI 1427
Pixel Size 24 x 24 µm
Camera Control USB / RS232
Exposure Time Range 0.1 - 20 ms
Power Consumption Nominal < 50 W
Input Voltage Wide 24 V
Signal-to-noise ratio 900:1 (at max. signal level)
Data cable length: 5 m
Environmental Characteristics
Storage -20 to 50 C
Operating 5 to 40 C, non-condensing
Mechanical Characteristics
Size (LxWxH) Sensor: 470 x 176 x 178 mm Power supply & control unit: 300 x 190 x 130 mm
Weight Sensor: 11 kg, Power supply & control unit: 5 kg
Body Anodized Al w/mounting screw holes
Lens Mount Standard C-mount
User Adjustments No
Shutter Yes
SWIR Cameras Ordering Information
Part numberDescription
MRC-303-005-02   SWIR Spectral Camera with Enhanced Spectrograph; 400Hz, 384 x 288 Cryogenically cooled MCT,  16-bit Camera Link, frame grabber and 5 meter data cable

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