Tau SWIR

Shortwave Infrared Camera

  • FLIR Tau SWIR and broadened spectral range Tau Vis-SWIR provides outstanding short-wave infrared image quality and performance over a wide range of imaging and light level conditions.
  • It is the ideal OEM SWIR imaging module for applications like hyperspectral instrumentation, silicon inspection, electro-optical payloads, art restoration, and portable imaging.
  • The Tau SWIR camera incorporates the FLIR high resolution 640 × 512 ISC1202 Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) 15-micron pitch focal plane array (FPA) and includes several advanced camera controls features.

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  • High resolution InGaAs 640 x 512/15µm FPA
  • Spectral range: 0.9 – 1.7 μm
  • On-chip correlated double sampling (CDS) for noise reduction
  • Anti-blooming snapshot integration
  • 14-bit CMOS digital video and NTSC/PAL analog video
  • Three gain state operating mode for low light applications
  • < 3.2 Watts power (at room temperature)
  • > 65% quantum efficiency
  • Auto Exposure control
  • Full suite of FLIR’s advanced image processing modes
  • 60 frames per second (60 Hz), 120 Hz in zoom mode

Specifications

  • Detector Array: Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs)
  • Pixel Pitch: 15 µm
  • Pixel Resolution: 640 x 512
  • Spectral Band: 0.9 μm – 1.7 μm
  • Active Area: 9.6 × 7.68 mm
  • Thermal Sensitivity (NEDT):
    • Consumer: < 60 mK
    • Professional: < 50 mK
    • Industrial: < 40 mK
  • Quantum Efficiency: 1 – 1.5 µm
  • Consumer & Professional: > 60%
  • Industrial: > 65%
  • Optical Fill Factor: 100% Full
  • Frame Rate: NTSC: 60 Hz (120 Hz in zoom mode)
  • PAL: 50 Hz (100 Hz in zoom mode)
  • Operation Range: -40°C to 71°C
  • Storage Temperature Range: -57°C to 80°C
  • Pixel Operability:
    • Consumer: > 98.0%
    • Professional: > 99.0%
    • Industrial: > 99.5%
  • Shock: 500 g @ 0.8 msec
  • Vibration: 4.3g three axis
  • Operational Altitude: +12 km
  • Humidity: 5 – 95% non-condensing
  • Dimensions (without lens): 38 mm x 38 mm x 36 mm (H x W x D ± 0.5 mm)
  • Weight (without lens): < 81 grams
  • Lens Mount: C-mount
  • Digital Zoom
  • Precision Mounting Holes: M2 × 0.4 on 4 sides, 2 per side
  • Input Supply Voltage: 4.9 – 5.5 VDC
  • Total Power Dissipation: < 3.2 W (22°C)
  • ESD Protection Built-in
  • Digital Detail Enhancement
  • Image Optimization
  • Invert / Revert
  • NTSC / PAL (field switchable)
  • Polarity Control [black hot & white hot]
  • Color & Monochrome Palettes (LUTs)
  • Symbology
  • Time to Image: <7 sec
  • Primary Camera – TEC: 50-pin Hirose/2-pin Molex
  • RS-232 Compatible Communication: 57,600 & 921,600 baud
  • Discrete I/O Controls Available
  • External Sync Input/Output
  • Settable Splash Screens
  • User Configurability via SDK & GUI
  • LVDS (8- or 14-bit)
  • CMOS (8- or 14-bit)
  • Camera Link: Optional expansion module available
  • ROHS, REACH & WEEE Compliant
  • Noise Equivalent Irradiance (NEI) Photons cm-2 s-1:
    • Consumer: 7.13E+11 (Low Gain), 2.36E+10 (High Gain)
    • Professional: 7.13E+11 (Low Gain), 1.03E+10 (High Gain)
    • Industrial: 7.12E+11 (Low Gain), 1.78E+9 (High Gain)

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Included Accessories

  • SWIR M5018-SW 2/3″ 50mm, F1.8, C- Mount, Manual Iris
  • SWIR M3514-SW 2/3″ 35mm, F1.4, C- Mount, Manual Iris
  • SWIR M2514-SW 2/3″ 25mm, F1.4, C- Mount, Manual Iris
  • SWIR M1614-SW 2/3″ 16mm, F1.4, C- Mount, Manual Iris
  • TEC Power Cable
  • FLIR Tau SWIR VPC Kit
  • FLIR Tau SWIR NS Camera Link Expansion Board
  • FLIR Tau Tripod Adapter
  • Tau / Tau 2 Starter Kit

Functions

  • Process Control
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Vision Systems
  • Aerial Radiometric Imaging
  • UAV Integration
  • Scientific Research
  • Building Automation
  • Security Monitoring

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Infrared cameras have been made important to the world, as of late. But they’ve been our focus since 1995. We’re a global force in protecting people through advanced technology.

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