Analog Modules has rolled out a new temperature-controlled laser spot tracker that is optimized for 1.06 µm wavelength. The 742DP laser spot tracker is suitable for platform trackers, weapons systems, unmanned aircraft systems and missile applications.
The 742DP laser spot tracker features special circuits that are resistant to sunlight blinding in all quadrants and has five-channel noise detectors that maintain low thresholds to attain long acquisition ranges for diverse spot and background light positions. In addition, the device has a range of high-performance N-type detectors.
The 742DP offers a responsivity of 0.4 A/W at a wavelength of 1.06 µm with a dynamic range of above 100,000:1. Furthermore, the tracker has a bias voltage of 180 V and an operating temperature of -40 to 85 °C. An individual substrate enables the detector type to be maximized for a separate application.
The temperature-controlled detector has an integrated front-end electronics that is fitted on a surface-mount-technology board. The 742DP includes another printed circuit board comprising of digital and analog processing circuits. In addition, the laser spot tracker features a power management feature that minimizes power consumption, and an adaptive threshold control that allows optimal signal-to-noise operation.