Telops HD-IR 1280 Infrared Camera

The HD-IR 1280 infrared camera (Picture 1) enables analyzing targets or events with the utmost details through the generation of sharp, crisp images. With multispectral capabilities and high sensitivity, this high resolution scientific camera is suitable for applications, including airborne mapping and surveillance of vast areas.

Figure 1. The HD-IR 1280 infrared camera

Technical Specifications

The technical specifications of the HD-IR 1280 infrared camera are summarized in the following table:

Detector Specifications HD-IR 1280 InSb
Detector type InSb
Spectral range 3 |im to 5 |im
Spatial resolution 1280 x1024
Detector pitch 15 |m
Aperture size f/3
Sensor cooling Rotary-stirling closed cycle
Typical Performances
Maximum full frame rate 105 Hz
Scene temperature range -15 °C to 150 °C
Up to 1500°C (option)
Up to 2500°C (option)
Measurement accuracy 1 K or 1 % (°C)
Typical NETD 20 mK
Electronic Specifications
Exposure time 0.5 |s to full frame rate
Windowing to increase frame rate yes
Dynamic range 16 bits
Camera Construction
Multi-spectral capabilities 4x / 1'' optics, motorized filter wheel
Lens mount Janos bayonet interface
Size w/o lens 12.6'' x 7.8'' x 5.3''
Weight w/o lens < 8 kg

Environmental Specifications

The environmental specifications of the HD-IR 1280 infrared camera are listed below:

  • Environmental rating: IP67
  • Operating temperature range: -20°Cto 55°C
  • Storage temperature ranges: -40°Cto 70°C
  • Operational Vibration: IEC-60068-2-6, 0.25G, Freq. range 5-500-5Hz, Duration 1 octave/min, 10 Sweeps
  • Operational Shock: IEC-60068-2-27, 5.5G Operational, Number of shocks: 10 all axis Pulse shape 11ms Half-Sine

User Interface

Figure 2. User interface

The components of the user interface (Figure 2) are as follows:

  1. CameraLink base/full
  2. Power
  3. Thermistor
  4. RS-232: Camera remote control
  5. IRIG-B
  6. HD-SDI
  7. Trig-in: Trigger the camera on TTL signal
  8. Trig-out: Output TTL signal
  9. Ethernet: GigE Vision compatible
  10. GPS Input: GPS time and location from external GPS receiver
  11. Power 24 VDC, 50W steady-state

Key Features and Benefits

With 1.3MP image resolution, the HD-IR 1280 infrared camera generates sharp images. This quality makes them suitable for monitoring vast areas and observing fine details. It features high performance electronics, thus generating full-frame thermal images at rates up to 105fps. It is equipped with a motorized filter wheel, which increases the dynamic range of the camera and splits the scene signal into four spectral channels. Figure 3 depicts the IR signature acquisition, whereas Figure 4 illustrates the coastline surveillance and IR signature acquisition.

Figure 3. IR signature acquisition

Figure 4. Coastline surveillance and IR signature acquisition

The HD-IR 1280 infrared camera has a high speed internal memory of 1GB for more than 7 seconds recording and autonomous operation. Internal memory is partitioned into segments for back to back recording. Hardware TTL or automatic software trigger with pre and post triggering capabilities. It is fitted with a compact, rugged, and sealed IP67 enclosure to handle harsh conditions. The Thermography Package consists of the following components:

  • WiFi camera control and data transfer
  • Enhanced high dynamic range imaging (EHDRI)
  • Automated exposure control (AEC)
  • Real time processing (NUC, radiometric temperature, in-band radiance)

Operational flexibility and user friendliness are the benefits of the Thermography Package, which also facilitates acquiring accurate measurements over the entire operation range of the camera.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Telops Inc.

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