Attollo Engineering’s Affordable High-Def SWIR Camera for Military Apps

New, larger format (1280 x 1024) HD 5-µm pixel SWIR Camera is ideal for integration into small gimbals and small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS). 

Camarillo, Calif. – Jan. 24, 2022 Attollo Engineering (www.attolloengineering.com), global engineering experts and suppliers of infrared imaging, LiDAR/LADAR, and laser sensing solutions, introduces the affordable, new Phoenix HD5 SWIR Camera. The uncooled high definition (HD) format (1280

x 1024 pixels) imager features the industry’s smallest shortwave infrared HD sensor and an ultra-small 5-µm pixel pitch which permits more pixels on target with a short focal length optic. Specially designed for low size, weight, and power (low- SWaP) applications, the HD5 SWIR camera is ideal for integration into small gimbals and small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS), and other low-Swap handheld and soldier-mounted systems.

Well-equipped for industrial and automotive applications, machine vision, and precision agriculture, the high-performance HD SWIR imager also works extremely well in Driver Vision Enhancement (DVE) tasks.

Based on high-performance indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) detector technology, Attollo Engineering’s new miniature (13 cm3) Phoenix HD5 SWIR Camera is extremely lightweight (only 23 g without lens). The compact, low volume camera supports broadband

imaging along with day/night laser see-spot and range-gated imaging. The imaging modes include global shuttering, integrate while read (IWR) and integrate then read (ITR). For critical military operations, the Phoenix HD5 SWIR camera system can be used with the separate Attollo Mantis laser event detector module to offer laser designator imaging and decode.

The cost-effective camera captures snapshot SWIR imagery that provides high sensitivity from 1.0 µm to 1.65 µm and the on-board processing offers sharpening, user-defined convolution filters, region of interest (ROI), automatic gain control (AGC), and automatic exposure control (AEC). Video output is parallel CMOS, and optionally, Camera Link, MIPI, and USB3. For more specifications on the economical Phoenix HD5 (1280 x 1024) SWIR camera, please view the data sheet.

For more information about Attollo Engineering’s full line of ultra-compact, affordable sensors and systems that combine high-performing infrared imaging technology with laser imaging, please visit: www.attolloengineering.com

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Attollo Engineering (www.attolloengineering.com – Camarillo, CA) specializes in imaging technology that combines infrared (IR) and laser imaging. The company was founded in 2012 with the purpose of developing ultra-compact and highly functional optoelectronics devices and systems. We are actively working on shortwave infrared (SWIR), extended SWIR, mid-wave IR, and longwave IR sensors along with associated packaging into cooled or uncooled assemblies. Other projects include small precision targeting systems and seeker/spot detector solutions; LiDAR components and systems; beacons for personnel recovery; innovative image array packaging and electronics to aid in improving time-to-market for new detector materials, with a focus on small-pixel-pitch hybridization techniques and reconfigurable camera electronics. Markets served include military/defense, unmanned systems, machine vision, automotive, security/surveillance, agriculture, and more.

Attollo Engineering Introduces Low Cost, Miniature Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) QVGA Camera

Breakthrough low-SWaP SWIR quarter-VGA format camera now available under $5K.

Camarillo, Calif. – Jan. 5, 2022 Attollo Engineering (www.attolloengineering.com), global engineering experts and suppliers of infrared imaging, LiDAR/LADAR, and laser sensing solutions, introduces a quarter-VGA format camera (320 x 256 resolution), based on indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) shortwaveinfrared technology. The miniature Phoenix QVGA SWIR Camera is available at an industry-leading low-cost of $4900 (camera core with parallel output). Featuring the smallest SWIR sensor available, the innovative camera is superior for applications that require low size, weight, and power (low-SWaP).

The affordable new Phoenix QVGA is specially designed for applications that require cost- efficiency at the system level, when compared to competing shortwave infrared imagers. The lightweight (only 23 g without lens) SWIR camera captures snapshot imagery utilizing a high-performance InGaAs detector with an extremely small 5-micron pixel pitch that enables a short focal-length optic.

Other features include a global shutter with integrate then read (ITR) capabilities, and a minimum of 100 ns integration time with presets and user-defined options. The spectral response spans a range from 1.0 µm to 1.65 µm. Camera Link or USB-C outputs and a selection of lenses are also available, at additional charge.

Attollo Engineering’s new low-cost Phoenix QVGA SWIR camera is ideal for use in drones or other small gimbal applications. It is also well-suited for laboratory applications, optical fiber alignment tasks, precision agriculture, driver vision enhancement (DVE), microscopy, machine vision, and any other SWIR imaging applications that require a small footprint.

View the datasheet for the new economical Phoenix QVGA (320 x 256 pixel array) SWIR Camera.

For more information about Attollo Engineering’s full line of ultra-compact, affordable products that combine high-performing infrared imaging technology with laser imaging, please visit: www.attolloengineering.com

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Attollo Engineering (www.atolloengineering.com – Camarillo, CA) specializes in imaging technology that combines infrared (IR) and laser imaging. The company was founded in 2012 with the purpose of developing ultra-compact and highly functional optoelectronics devices and systems. We are actively working on shortwave infrared (SWIR), extended SWIR, mid-wave IR, and longwave IR sensors along with associated packaging into cooled or uncooled assemblies. Other projects include small precision targeting systems and seeker/spot detector solutions; LiDAR components and systems; beacons for personnel recovery; innovative image array packaging and electronics to aid in improving time-to-market for new detector materials, with a focus on small-pixel-pitch hybridization techniques and reconfigurable camera electronics. Markets served include military/defense, unmanned systems, machine vision, automotive, security/surveillance, agriculture, and more.

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Attollo Engineering Introduces Low-SWaP, Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera with 5 µm Pixel Pitch

Revolutionary InGaAs SWIR camera features smallest VGA sensor

Camarillo, Calif. – May 26, 2020 Attollo Engineering (www.attolloengineering.com), global engineering experts and suppliers of infrared imaging solutions, LiDAR/LADAR, and laser sensing, introduces the Phoenix, a 640 x 512 shortwave infrared (SWIR) camera with the industry’s smallest VGA sensor

and an extremely small 5 µm pixel pitch. The revolutionary sensor is ideally suited for broadband imaging as well as daylight and nighttime laser see-spot and range-gated imaging.

The cost-efficient, miniature indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) uncooled SWIR camera is ideal for integration into small gimbals and other low size, weight, and power (low-SWaP) devices, such as handheld, helmet- and soldier-

mounted systems. Other applications include machine vision, precision agriculture, driver vision enhancement (DVE), covert illuminated imaging, and laser designator imaging and decode (with separate Attollo laser event detector module). Attollo Phoenix also offers significant cost savings at the system level when compared to competitive SWIR cameras.

The high-performance, InGaAs, 640 x 512, 5 µm pixel pitch SWIR camera’s spectral response ranges from 1.0 µm to 1.65 µm with more than 99.5% operability and greater than 70% quantum efficiency. Selectable frame rates include 30 Hz, 60 Hz, 120 Hz, and 220 Hz, with windowing available. The Phoenix has a global shutter imaging mode, and

presets and user-defined integration time of 0.1µs (minimum), plus triggering options of sync-in (low-latency see-spot and range-gating) and sync-out. Other specifications include onboard processing with non-uniformity corrections (NUCs) and bad pixel replacement.

Learn more about Attollo Engineering’s Phoenix SWIR InGaAs 640 x 512 with 5 pixel- pitch imager.

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Attollo Engineering (www.atolloengineering.com – Camarillo, CA) specializes in imaging technology that combines infrared (IR) and laser imaging. The company was founded in 2012 with the purpose of developing ultra-compact and highly functional optoelectronics devices and systems. We are actively working on shortwave infrared (SWIR), extended SWIR, mid-wave IR, and longwave- IR focal planes. Other projects include small precision targeting systems and seeker/spot detector solutions; LiDAR components and systems; MWIR light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for scene generation and beacon applications; innovative image array packaging and electronics, to aid in improving time-to-market for new detector materials, with a focus on small-pixel-pitch hybridization techniques and reconfigurable camera electronics. Markets served include military/defense, unmanned systems, machine vision, automotive, security/surveillance, agriculture, and more.