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UTC Aerospace intros new infrared camera

Feb. 5, 2014 at 1:44 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A new short-wave infrared camera for military and civil use has been introduced by UTC Aerospace Systems into its Sensors Unlimited MiniSWIR product line.

The GA1280JSX high-definition camera produces 1280x720 resolution for HD video capture; high-sensitivity for imaging in low light environments; and a light, compact, ruggedized design, the company said.

"Sensors Unlimited brand SWIR cameras are field proven and easily integrated into both military and industrial systems," UTC Aerospace Systems said in announcing the product. "The GA1280JSX HD-SWIR camera is ideal for imaging systems requiring high definition SWIR imagery, light weight -- it weighs less than about 4.2 ounces without a lens -- and non-optimal lighting operation (the camera functions in both daylight and low light environments, including passive imaging under moonlight).

"Examples of applications include passive or covert-active persistent surveillance, multilaser spotting and tracking, imaging through atmospheric obscurants such as haze and smoke, hyper-spectral imaging, and industrial product inspection."

UTC Aerospace Systems is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. It designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries.

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