TACHYON 16K Camera

TACHYON 16K Camera

Sensor Type

VPD PbSe

Resolution - Pixel pitch

128 x 128 px - 50 µm

Spectral Response

1 - 5 µm (peak @ 3.7 µm)

Shutter Mode - Frame rate full frame

Global - 4,000 Hz

Minimum temperature detectable

100ºC

Interface

GigE Ethernet

Uncooled MWIR camera: TACHYON 16K and TACHYON 16K PLUS

TACHYON 16K CAMERA and TACHYON 16K CAMERA PLUS  are Uncooled MWIR infrared cameras offering high-speed frame rates up to 4000 frames per second. Maximum added value and afordability to ensure a full integration in the INDUSTRY 4.0 applications.The MWIR band is preferred when inspecting high temperature objects,

  • Detector type: VPD PbSe FPA with digital interface, uncooled operation
  • Array format: 128×128 (16384 pixels)
  • Pixel size: 50 um x 50 um (square format)
  • Spectral range: MWIR, 1.0 μm to 5.0 μm
  • Peak wavelength of detection: 3.7 microns
  • Integration time: 10 – 1000 μs, selectable
  • Raw data communication, 14 bit
  • Interfaces: GigE VISION 2.0 (GenICam compatible) with PoE and Multipurpose DI/DO connector (trigger IN/OUT) (cable sold separately)
  • Maximum frame rate: 4000 fps (TACHYON 16k CAMERA PLUS) (see specifications)
  • ROI windowing function (see table for full description of possible modes)
  • Mechanical shutter for 1-pt offset correction
  • Start-up time: < 10 seconds
  • Power supply: PoE, 8 W (non-PoE operation requires 12 VDC)
  • Metal housing with rear connectors and tripod screw holes (M3 and M4)
  • Dimensions and weight (w/o optics): 66 (L) x 62 (W) x 62 (H) (mm), 400 grams
  • Optics (standard option): f=35 mm, F#1.1, FoV 10.5º x 10.5º, AR coating (1 – 5 μm), manual focus with CS-mount interface

Software included:

  • NIT SOFTWARE SUITE (Acquisition and visualization SW)
  • SDK available for custom software programming
  • Minimum temperature of detection: 100 ºC
  • Industrial applications: machine vision, additive manufacturing, industrial process monitoring, gas detection, spectroscopy, glass manufacturing quality assurance

Uncooled MWIR camera Applications

  • Additive manufacturing monitoring
  • Industrial process monitoring
  • Machine vision applications
  • Spectroscopy
  • Gas and flame detection
  • Glass manufacturing quality assurance
  • Research and development

Industries of Use

  • Automotive industry
  • Home appliance manufacturing
  • Metallurgy and steel industry
  • Petrochemical industry
  • Glass manufacturing industry

Description

Uncooled MWIR camera: TACHYON 16K and TACHYON 16K PLUS

The TACHYON 16K is an uncooled MWIR camera offering high-speed frame rates up to 4000 frames per second. Maximum added value and affordability to ensure a full integration in the INDUSTRY 4.0 applications.The MWIR band is preferred when inspecting high temperature objects,

  • Detector type: VPD PbSe FPA with digital interface, uncooled operation
  • Array format: 128×128 (16384 pixels)
  • Pixel size: 50 um x 50 um (square format)
  • Spectral range: MWIR, 1.0 μm to 5.0 μm
  • Peak wavelength of detection: 3.7 microns
  • Integration time: 10 – 1000 μs, selectable
  • Raw data communication, 14 bit
  • Interfaces: GigE VISION 2.0 (GenICam compatible) with PoE and Multipurpose DI/DO connector (trigger IN/OUT) (cable sold separately)
  • Maximum frame rate: 4000 fps (TACHYON 16k CAMERA PLUS) (see specifications)
  • ROI windowing function (see table for full description of possible modes)
  • Mechanical shutter for 1-pt offset correction
  • Start-up time: < 10 seconds
  • Power supply: PoE, 8 W (non-PoE operation requires 12 VDC)
  • Metal housing with rear connectors and tripod screw holes (M3 and M4)
  • Dimensions and weight (w/o optics): 66 (L) x 62 (W) x 62 (H) (mm), 400 grams
  • Optics (standard option): f=35 mm, F#1.1, FoV 10.5º x 10.5º, AR coating (1 – 5 μm), manual focus with CS-mount interface

Software included:

  • NIT SOFTWARE SUITE (Acquisition and visualization SW)
  • SDK available for custom software programming
  • Minimum temperature of detection: 100 ºC
  • Industrial applications: machine vision, additive manufacturing, industrial process monitoring, gas detection, spectroscopy, glass manufacturing quality assurance

Uncooled MWIR camera Applications

  • Additive manufacturing monitoring
  • Industrial process monitoring
  • Machine vision applications
  • Spectroscopy
  • Gas and flame detection
  • Glass manufacturing quality assurance
  • Research and development

Industries applications

  • Automotive industry
  • Home appliance manufacturing
  • Metallurgy and steel industry
  • Petrochemical industry
  • Glass manufacturing industry

NIT manufacture PbSe infrared detectors using a process called VPD (Vapor Phase Deposition) which enables the manufacture of bidimensional Focal Plane Arrays. The main characteristics of these VPD PbSe detectors are:

– Complex detectors (Focal Plane Arrays),
– Detection in the MWIR range (3 – 5 microns),
– Uncooled performance at room temperature (D* > 10^9 Jones),
– Photonic detection (time constant under 5 microsec).

TACHYON FPAs combine integrated readout circuitry (ROIC) and fully uncooled MWIR performance, available as 32 x 32 or 128 x 128 pixel formats. The microCORE TACHYON module offers optimized size and is easy to integrate into cost sensitive machine vision or process control applications at an affordable cost.

uncooled mwir camera tachyon 16k