Princeton Infrared Technologies, Inc. (PIRT) of Monmouth Junction, New Jersey USA, has introduced what it says is the world’s first megapixel, shortwave-infrared (SWIR) camera with no ITAR export restrictions. Princeton Infrared bases their imaging products including this new SWIR camera on indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs), shortwave-infrared detector technology.
The visible-SWIR 1280SciCam features 1280 x 1024 x 12 µm image sensor. The InGaAs-based image sensor on a 12 µm pitch, features long exposure times and boasts extremely low read noise. The image sensor enables 14-bit digital output and full frame rates up to 95 Hz.
SWIR Camera Meant for Scientific and Astronomical Applications
The company designed the SWIR camera for advanced scientific and astronomy applications. The SWIR camera detects light ranging from the visible to the SWIR (0.4. to 1.7 microns) spectrum. It is available with a range of lens formats. The Export Administration Regulations now classify PIRT’s 1280SciCam and LineCam12 cameras as EAR 6A003.b.4.a for export.
President of Princeton Infrared Technologies, Dr. Martin Ettenberg, notes, “After an exhaustive Commodity Jurisdiction process, which occurred at the very same time as the new U. S. export reform rules went into place, we are thrilled to have our entire product line defined in the EAR. We are now ideally positioned to serve the scientific and astronomical communities, in addition to machine vision and spectroscopy, with our non-ITAR, SWIR imaging products.”
Bob Struthers, sales director at PIRT, adds, “Our 1280SciCam has already generated sales and applications with leading research entities overseas. An EAR export classification will propel our ability to serve these customers promptly and efficiently. This will be very valuable to their upcoming projects and equally beneficial to the growth of our young company.”