UTC Aerospace Systems Introduces High Resolution Snapshot SWIR Camera
GA 1280JS SWIR Camera
August 7, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 07, 2012 – UTC Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), will
introduce its next generation Sensors Unlimited shortwave infrared (SWIR) digital video camera at AUVSI Unmanned Systems North
America Exhibition, Aug. 6 to 9, in Las Vegas, Nev.
This high-resolution, indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) mil-rugged digital video camera features 30Hz full-frame rate and adds
snapshot mode capability to the Sensors Unlimited high-definition SWIR product range. The camera, model GA1280JS features 30Hz
full frame-rate with a global shutter function, featuring a high-sensitivity of 1.3 megapixel resolution at 1280 x 1024 pixels
and a 12.5 micron pitch.
The camera is lightweight (less than 120 grams or 4 ounces without lens) and compact (less than 4.5 cubic inches or 74 cubic
centimeters), allowing for easy integration into aerial, mobile and hand-held imaging systems. It provides real-time daylight
to low-light imaging (including partial moonlight) in the SWIR with high sensitivity in the 0.9 to 1.7 µm microns.
The optional NIR/SWIR model operates from 0.5 to 1.7 µm spectrum. The InGaAs-SWIR sensor images through atmospheric obscurants
such as smoke, fog, and haze. All-solid-state, the J-series cameras require no cooling; they also feature on-board, automatic
gain control (AGC) and real-time non-uniformity corrections (NUCs), making it possible to address the challenges of urban night
imaging, without blooming.
The 12-bit digital base with CameraLink® output provides intuitive plug-and-play functionality.
The improved dynamic range enhancements make the new camera well-suited for local area image processing and/or transmission.
The GA1280JS camera has been rigorously tested to MIL-STD-810G for functional shock, vibration, thermal shock, storage temperature,
altitude, humidity, and acceleration.
For more information on these high-resolution J-series InGaAs-SWIR cameras, please visit:
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components
for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer
base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified company providing high technology products and
services to the building and aerospace industries.
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