Goodrich Corporation’s ISR Systems Princeton team (formerly Sensors Unlimited) (Princeton, NJ) has introduced a high-sensitivity, mil-hardened, indium gallium arsenide (In-GaAs) shortwave infrared (SWIR) uncooled video camera for military imaging systems, covert surveillance and marine intelligence applications. The new SU640HSX features a 640 x 512 pixel format with a 25 micron pitch, advanced dynamic range enhancements, expanded configuration memory and a wide operating temperature range from -40 degrees to 70 degrees Celsius. The ultra-compact cameras are capable of imaging through atmospheric obscurants such as fog, haze and smoke. With onboard automatic gain control (AGC), built-in non-uniformity corrections (NUCs), and user-selectable contrast enhancement modes, the InGaAs SWIR sensors provide real-time daylight to low-light imaging in the SWIR for 24/7 passive surveillance and laser detection. Photonics West Booth #811

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