OWL 640-A VIS-SWIR

VGA resolution, low noise, VIS-SWIR camera

The OWL 640 Analog is a rugged, high sensitivity digital VIS-SWIR camera. Using a 640 x 512 InGaAs sensor from SCD, the OWL enables high sensitivity imaging from 0.4µm to 1.7µm. The 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch enables high-resolution VIS-SWIR imaging and with less than 50 electrons readout noise, the camera enables the highest VIS-SWIR detection limit. The OWL 640-A will run at 25Hz in CCIR and 30Hz in EIA, enabling high-speed digital video with intelligent Automated Gain Control (AGC). This on-board AGC will enable clear video in all light conditions. The camera also features an on-board intelligent 3 point NUC which will provide the highest quality images.

Owl 640 analog with lens
  • VIS-SWIR technology | Compatible with VIS-SWIR illuminators, markers & pointers
  • 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch | Enables the highest resolution VIS-SWIR image
  • Ultra high intrascene dynamic range | Enables simultaneous capture of bright & dark portions of a scene
  • Onboard Automated Gain Control (AGC) | Enables clear video in all light conditions
  • Ultra compact, Low power | Ideal for hand-held, mobile or airborne systems
FPA Specification 
Sensor TypeInGaAs PIN-Photodiode
Active Pixel640 x 480 (EIA) / 640 x 512 (CCIR)
Pixel Pitch15µm x 15µm
Active Area9.6mm x 7.68mm
Spectral response0.4µm to 1.7µm
Readout Noise (RMS)Low Gain: 174 electrons (typical), High Gain: 36 electrons (typical)
Quantum Efficiency>80% @1.55µm
Full Well CapacityLow Gain: 650Ke-, High Gain: 10Ke-
Pixel Operability>99.5%
Camera Specifications 
Analog Output FormatCCIR / EIA
Exposure time10µs to 26.8s
Shutter modeGlobal shutter
Frame Rate25Hz (CCIR) / 30Hz (EIA)
Optical InterfaceC mount or M42
Camera Setup / ControlRS 485
Trigger interfaceTrigger IN and OUT - TTL compatible
Power supply12V DC ±0.5V
TE CoolingActive
Image Correction3 point NUC (offset, Gain & Dark Current) + pixel correction
Functions controlled by serial communicationExposure, intelligent AGC, Non Uniformity Correction, Gamma, Pk/Av, TEC, ROI
Camera Power Consumption<5W with TEC OFF, NUC ON
Operating Case Temperature-20˚C to +55˚C
Storage Temperature-30˚C to +60˚C
Dimensions & Weight76.23mm x 50.00mm x 50.00mm | 282g
  • 860, 1064 & 1550nm laser line detection
  • Active Imaging
  • Airborne Payload
  • Hand Held Goggles
  • Vision enhancement
  • Imaging through fog
  • Range finding
  • Vision Enhancement
  • Maritime / Coastal Surveillance
  • UAV

OWL 640 Harbor Scene