Flir has launched its Orion SC7000 system, an infrared multispectral imager capable of producing IR sub-band images at video rate within the SWIR, MWIR or LWIR regions.
The system uses state-of-the-art focal plane array (FPA) detector technology along with real-time, large dynamic range electronic modules to deliver high performance. Infrared radiation from the scene under investigation is collected through a front lens, designed to offer minimal aberration across the full IR wavelength range. A rotating filter wheel is inserted between the lens and the focal plane allowing instantaneous imaging of sub-spectral bands. The FPA detector is capable of capturing up to 400fps, each high quality image being captured in snapshot mode.
The Orion SC7000 series can also be used as a normal IR camera at full speed by removing or stopping the filter wheel. The compact size of the camera allows its implementation into small spaces.
The camera is available with a wide range of detectors enabling it to address many applications in single and multispectral analysis. External triggering allows synchronisation of image capture to rapid events. Three external analogue signals are synchronously acquired with the image allowing embedding external sensor measurements. The Orion SC7000 series can be connected easily to a laptop computer through its plug-and-play Camlink or GigE interfaces.