DETECTOR KEY FEATURES
The detector is really a fundamental in your vision system, whatever the modality. It makes sense to consider at least the four following items to “translate” your need into detector and camera specifications.
Device-ALab can assist your team to select the most relevant options for your specific use case.
Number of sensitive elements of the array:
from low (80×80 pixels) to high (Megapixels)
Smallest temperature difference you will discriminate:
from 100+ mK down to 30 mK
Number of images captured per second:
≤ 9 Hz (without export licence) up to 120 Hz
Distance between center of two neighboring pixels, to correlate with optics: either 12, 17 or 34 µm
ENGINE CORE PROXY MODULE
PROXY MODULE – SUITABLE TO HOST DEVICE PROCESSING
The proxy module – USB or CSI – can be turned into a System-on-Module, integrated in your network.
Alternatively, it is the perfect candidate to evaluate various configurations or benchmark various detectors.
SOFTWARE (INCL. SDK)
We ensure smooth implementation and integration
SDK – SW DEVELOPMENT KIT
For calibration and image processing. Compatible with any x86, x64 or ARM host device featuring 32/64 bits version of following OS:
Windows 7 or higher – Linux for PC – Linux ARM processor architecture (open path to Android)
SHUTTER & CALIBRATION
To manage operating temperature drift, you may choose to operate:
IN SHUTTERLESS MODE
With factory calibration plus a powerful shutterless embedded algorithm, Device-ALab modules feature outstanding low noise low flicker images… without mechanical shutter !
The typical operating temperature point may be adapted to your specification
IN SHUTTER MODE
In operation, either periodically or manually, you re-calibrate the camera by observing a black body. Depending on your system settings, you may use Device-ALab mechanical shutter, your own shutter or any other relevant homogeneous body to look at in the scene.
Optics is as critical as the module itself, to ensure you get the system performance you expect.
Device-ALab experts can assist you from the beginning to specify your exact need to further select, and even design, the suitable optics.
We start from your own use case, e.g. performances respectively required for detection, recognition and/or identification, to further “translate” them into optics specifications (namely aperture, FOV, MTF, …) together with the detector features (i.e. resolution and pitch)
Once the optical configuration is locked, you may either supply the lens from a third party apart from the module, or supply from Device-ALab a complete camera core: module calibrated with lens holder and optics.
As specialists of low noise SWaP modules, we coop with several lens vendors to ensure our clients the optimal fit in term of performance, price and lead time. Do not hesitate to contact us.
As your application is specific, Device-ALab offers you flexibility to configure your camera core:
With lens holder
With mechanical shutter