50-mm focal length lens is designed for high-res SWIR cameras

APRIL 13, 2009--The SWIR SOLO 50 is an optimized 50-mm focal length lens for advanced imaging in the 0.7-to-1.7-µm spectral range.

APRIL 13, 2009--The SWIR SOLO 50 is an optimized 50-mm focal length lens for advanced imaging in the 0.7-to-1.7-µm spectral range. It features a manual locking focus for steady performance with reliable operation and optics that deliver greater than 90% throughput from 0.9 to 1.7 µm. The lens has a fixed aperture at f/1.4 that provides sharp imagery with low distortion. Designed for large focal plane arrays (up to 640 x 512 with a 25-µm pixel pitch), the camera optics are suitable for demanding, low-light-level imaging tasks. Applications include 24-hour day and night surveillance (with human recognition at 250-m range), UAVs, imaging lasers, and driver vision enhancement.
Sensors Unlimited, part of Goodrich Corp.
Princeton, NJ, USA
www.toshiba-teli.com

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PRESS RELEASE

Sensors Unlimited Announces High Performance, SWIR 50mm Lens

New, 50mm focal length lens is optimized for high resolution, shortwave infrared cameras

PRINCETON, NJ, MARCH 31, 2009 - Sensors Unlimited, Inc., part of Goodrich Corporation, introduces the high performance SWIR Optimized 50mm Lens for advanced imaging in the 0.7 to 1.7 micron spectral range. Ruggedly designed, it features a manual locking focus for steady performance with reliable operation and advanced optics that deliver greater than 90 percent throughput from 0.9 to 1.7 microns. The new 50mm focal length lens has a fixed aperture at f/1.4 that provides sharp imagery, with extremely low distortion.

The SWIR SOLO 50 performs exceptionally well with Sensors Unlimited's high sensitivity, InGaAs-SWIR, KT and SD camera families. Designed for large focal plane arrays (up to 640 x 512 with a 25-micron pixel pitch), the camera optics are ideal for demanding, low-light-level imaging tasks. High performance imaging applications include 24-hour, day and night surveillance (with human recognition at 250-meter range), UAVs, imaging lasers, and driver vision enhancement.

The new SWIR SOLO 50 lens will be demonstrated at SPIE Defense & Security Symposium (DSS) in Orlando, FL April 14-16, 2009 at Sensors Unlimited's
Booth #3213.

Goodrich's Sensors Unlimited Inc. team, based in Princeton, NJ, has pioneered the design and production of NIR and SWIR cameras and systems utilizing advanced Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) imaging technology for industrial, commercial, military, agricultural, and scientific markets. For additional information on InGaAs-based shortwave infrared imaging detectors, arrays, and systems, please visit www.sensorsinc.com.

Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the industry, Goodrich serves a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and service facilities. For more information, visit www.goodrich.com.

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www.sensorsinc.com
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