Selex: Sensor Nearly Doubles IR Camera Range

Selex: Sensor Nearly Doubles IR Camera Range image
July 10, 2015 | Source: Defense News

PARIS — Selex ES says it is about to nearly double the range of infrared cameras thanks to a new technique that packs four times as many IR pixels into a camera than current products.

UK-based researchers at the Finmeccanica unit say their new IR technology, called SuperHawk, will recognize vehicles at night at a range of 12-13 kilometers, up from the seven-kilometer range of similar sized, current products.

"It's like moving from a standard TV image to a HD TV image," a Selex spokesman said at the Paris Air Show.

The new sensor will pick up temperature differences as small as one-fiftieth of a centigrade.