Infrared imaging company American Infrared Solutions (AIRS) has announced an expansion of its staff and facility, which is based in Hudson, NH, USA, in order to meet growing customer demands.
AIRS will increase its sensor fabrication and high vacuum dewar processing capacity by 150% in response to the growing demand for AIRS’ products. The expansion will allow for additional production capabilities for AIRS infrared focal plane array (IRFPA) based integrated dewar cooler assemblies (IDCA) and infrared imaging modules. This news seems to coincide with the growing sentiment that the overall machine vision industry may see its biggest year yet in 2015, due to such factors as increased demand, increased exports and the globalization of machine vision technology, and new applications that may require the technology.
"Demand had grown rapidly for AIRS high performance SWIR, MWIR and LWIR sensors in both hyperspectral and ISR missions and we are responding with increased throughput and capability," said Dan Manitakos, President of AIRS. "We continue to rapidly develop capabilities necessary to support a wide range of cooled infrared imaging and sensing applications."
In mid-2014, AIRS released the mini-Nyx Smart IDCA, which is designed for infrared imaging in such applications as gimbal systems, manportable systems, hyperspectral imaging, ISR, missiles, commercial/scientific OEM applications. The mini-Nyx camera features two sensor options, the first of which, the HOT Type-2 SL, is a 640 x 512 strained-layer superlattice with a 15 µm x 15 µm pixel size. The second sensor option, the HOT Mercury cadmium telluride (MCT), features a 320 x 256 pixel array with a 30 µm x 30 µm pixel size. Both options feature a spectral band of 0.8 µm to 5.2 µm, Camera Link interface, and A/D conversion.
Expansion of the facilities will be completed in February.
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