Infrared Detectors & Cameras
SLX Merlin is Leonardo's latest "3rd Generation" thermal imaging camera. It uses the latest staring focal plane technology to provide high performance, high resolution, passive Mid Waveband Infra- Red (MWIR) imaging in day, night and poor visibility for land, sea and airborne operations.
The Saphira detector is designed for high speed infrared applications and is the result of a three year research and development programme alongside the European Southern Observatory on sensors for astronomical instruments. It delivers world leading photon sensitivity of <1 photon rms with Fowler sampling and high speed non-destructive readout (>10K frame/s).
The Sprint Module uses a 2-Dimensional 384 x 384 pixel Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) Focal Plane Array detector which offers a broad band spectral response from 2.0μm to 12.0μm and beyond, achieved through Land and Naval Defence Electronics Division' unrivalled MCT material growth capability.
Tilde is a thermal imager designed for high sensitivity, long-range target detection and engagement.
Tilde-S is a thermal imager operating in the LWIR spectral band with a staring FPA 640 x 512 Land and Naval Defence Electronics Division detector. It has been designed and qualified to work in the harshest environments (temperature, vibration) and is self-contained in a rugged, sealed enclosure.
The WREN detector is a high performance single element DLATGS pyroelectric infrared detector, designed for use in infrared microscopy and spectroscopy applictions. The detector has been developed to replace conventional cooled single element technologies. It operates at ambient temperature to offer the user the benefit of a broad band IR response (0.1 to >100µm) without the inconvenience or cost of maintaining a cooling system.