Cyclops AWX

All-Weather SWIR Monocular

The Cyclops AWX SWIR monocular is a ruggedized tactical laser spotter that has been fielded to special forces around the world. The flexible platform allows users to choose between a SWIR monocular, SWIR monocular with a PRF decoder or SWIR monocular with a 1550 illuminator.

Battle-tested and customizable for large orders, the Cyclops AWX is based on the 640×512 Raptor InGaAs camera. The laser spotting capabilities allow spotting during daylight hours with no filter. The optional PRF decoder allows tracking up to 3 laser marker/designator codes at one time.

The unit is powered by lithium batteries or can be connected via hot shoe. This compact solution can be tailored by the user for optimal performance.


  • SWIR technology | Enables imaging from 0.9μm to 1.7μm
  • 15µm x 15µm pixel pitch | Enables the highest resolution 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
Sensor TypeInGaAs PIN-Photodiode
Active Pixel640 x 512
Pixel Pitch15μm x 15μm
Active Area9.6mm x 7.68mm
Spectral Response0.9μm to 1.7μm
Readout Noise (RMS)LG: 174 Electrons (Typical), HG: 38 Electrons (Typical)
Quantum Efficiency>80% @ 1.55μm
Noise (RMS)<195 Electrons Low Gain (176 Electrons Typical), <50 Electrons High Gain (39 Electrons Typical)
Quantum Efficiency> 70% From 1μm To 1.6μm
Pixel Well DepthLow Gain: 1.4Me-, High Gain: 43Ke
Pixel Operability>99.5%
Digital Output Format14 Bit CameraLink (Base Configuration)
Exposure Time1µs to 1 / Frame Rate
Shutter ModeGlobal Shutter
Frame RateUp to 120Hz Programmable, 25ns Resolution
Optical InterfaceC Mount
Trigger InterfaceTrigger IN and OUT - TTL Compatible
Power Supply12V DC ±10%
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< 3.5W (TEC OFF, NUC ON) <4W (TEC ON In Ambient, NUC ON)
Operating Case Temperature20˚C to +55˚C
Storage Temperature-30˚C to +60˚C