SCD Introduces Three Advanced IR Detectors

  • 28-Mar-2016

Semi Conductor Devices (SCD) manufacturer of cooled and uncooled infrared detectors and laser diodes – introduces three (3) advanced IR modules for a variety of electro-optical applications at Defexpo India 2016.

The PELICAN-D LW is a cooled IR detector for gunner sights, designed for unmanned armoured vehicles, Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), and Armoured Fight Vehicles (AFVs). It enables the recognition and identification of a NATO target at very long ranges, day & night. The Type-II Super Lattice (T2SL) sensing material allows ongoing reliable, high quality, and more efficient production. Based on the Pelican-D MW mechanical and electrical interface, the Pelican-D LW enables quick and easy system integration. Main features include a high frame rate (360HZ at full window), a camera-link interface, and a bi-directional scan.

The VOx Imager is a low SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) uncooled video core for military applications. It can be integrated with a variety of electro-optic systems, including thermal weapon sights, hand-held thermal imaging devices, enhanced night vision systems for armoured vehicles and MBTs, and small UAVs.

The VOxI is a 1-inch cube IR module, weighing less than 43 grams, with a power consumption requirement of less than 1 Watt. The VOxI integrates SCD's advanced, highly sensitive Bird 640\17 micron detector with ceramic packaging, enabling long-range human target recognition with small optics. 

The Cardinal 640 is a SWIR (Short Wave Infra-Red) detector for long-range surveillance and observation systems, enabling visibility for dozens of kilometers in even the most difficult atmospheric conditions – including humidity, rain, dust, fog and smoke. Additional applications include an image intensifier replacement (for goggles, weapon sights, etc.) and enhanced night vision for driving sights. The Cardinal detector is fully operational and provides a unique, superbly clear picture. Main features include a high frame rate and a low floor noise mode. Among its unique features, the Cardinal includes a special function capability of Asynchronous Laser Pulse Detection (ALPD), which enables a "see spot" capability at a pixel level and in complex scenarios.