LWIR Cameras & Cores

LWIR cameras (long-wave infrared cameras) are able to image light in the 8 to 14 µm spectral range. Commonly called “thermal cameras” or “thermal IR cameras,” LWIR cameras are able to image the heat emitted by objects themselves and, therefore, can provide temperature information when calibrated for a given range. In this case, we’re referring to thermographic or radiometric cameras.

Axiom Optics offers LWIR cameras and cores based on the latest uncooled microbolometer detector technology with a state-of-the-art 12 µm pitch Vox pixel and an NEDT as low as 40 mK. Our shutterless LWIR cameras are available with 4 different sensor formats: QVGA (320 x 240), VGA (640 x 480), XGA (1024 x 768), and SXGA or HD (1280 x 1024). With onboard image processing, our LWIR cameras output high-quality images with frame rates up 60 Hz. Our LWIR cameras are available as board-level cameras (OEM version) for extremely low SWaP (size, weight, and power) applications, such as UAVs or drones.

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