Superlattice LWIR camera enables high speed research

Written by: Tom Austin-Morgan | Published:

The FLIR A6750sc SLS thermal imaging camera is said to offer high speed, high resolution, ease of use and flexibility in configuration for optimally detecting high-speed thermal events and fast-moving targets.

The camera incorporates a high performance cooled Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) detector that operates in the 7.5 to 9.5µm waveband producing LWIR thermal imagery at 640x512 pixel resolution.

Working in snapshot mode, the FLIR A6750sc SLS is claimed to be able to capture all pixels from a target simultaneously in less than 190ms for room temperature scenes. This is particularly important when monitoring fast moving objects, such as in impact testing experiments, where an uncooled thermal imaging camera would suffer from image blur. The camera supports image frame rates up to 4.1kfps when operating in windowing mode.

The FLIR A6750sc SLS is said to offer data capture at temperatures up to 2000°C and custom cold filtering options for specific spectral detection and measurement are available.

Additional interfaces include a BNC analogue video output. Gigabit Ethernet and analogue video are simultaneously active yet independently controlled allowing flexibility for recording and display purposes.

In addition, extender rings for zoomed-in fields of view make the camera suitable for imaging small thermal targets, and close-up lenses can detect spot sizes down to 15µm per pixel.


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