The XSW-320 SWIR module is a shortwave infrared OEM module with a resolution of 320 x 256 pixels and a pixel pitch of 20 µm.
With 70% of the earth’s surface covered with water, maritime infrared imaging is deployed to detect and monitor a wide variety of activities. As these activities often take place at night, it is worthwhile to replace traditional night vision equipment with passive infrared imaging with cooled and uncooled LWIR thermal cameras. Or active infrared imaging with SWIR non-thermal cameras, e.g. range gated imaging with covert SWIR laser illumination. Maritime infrared imaging is used by Government entities worldwide like the Navy, Coast Guard, Homeland Security forces, law enforcement, customs agencies and rescue teams.
Naval environments and maritime operations make it difficult to execute surveillance and monitoring applications successfully. Light levels change with sun/moon phase and atmospheric conditions, eg. rain, snow, haze, fog and wind, but also pollution. Long-range observations over water are disturbed by turbulence and vibration, caused by vessel engines, waves, wind, etc. Smart, build-in image enhancement algorithms in the Xenics infrared camera systems result in contrast enhancement, noise reduction, multiple sensor fusion, image stabilization and a multitude of automated functions like detection, classification, tracking and alarms.
Maritime infrared imaging is used to fight criminal activities such as drug trafficking, smuggling, human trafficking and illegal border crossings. It is also used to assist in search & rescue operations, vessel mooring in ports, collision avoidance between vessels and between vessels and buoys, anti-piracy, anti-poaching, navigation at night, vessel classification, vessel recognition, naval reconnaissance, etc.
For maritime infrared imaging we offer OEM infrared modules for further integration next to enclosed infrared camera systems.
Our OEM infrared modules are optimized for an easy integration into your system. We offer