10-micron pitch HD format IR detector claims market superiority, gains traction among OEMs

Palaiseau, France --- Sofradir announces that its market competitive Daphnis HD will enter production. The 10-micron pixel pitch high-definition IR detector claims superior performance against recently launched competitive 10µm products. The decision to launch production follows the positive feedback and subsequent new orders Sofradir has received from select customers who have been extensively sampling the product.

Safran-Sagem counts among the system-level equipment makers selecting Daphnis HD MW in order to meet end-customer demands for more recognition and identification ranges on optronic products.

Whereas visible imaging systems (which use shorter wavelengths than IR wavelengths) have been using HD formats for several years now, the transition to the HD format in IR wavelengths (3 to 5 µm) has just begun to take place. In that respect, Daphnis’ 4.8µm spectral cut off wavelength is a key differentiator, which allows unsurpassed signal over noise ratio, even in a low temperature scenario.

Daphnis-HD MW brings a wider field of view, longer-range capabilities and all-important higher resolution to elite military equipment. Key features:

• Higher resolution, 1280 x 720 pixels
• Longer range, achieves up to 55% DRI range improvement on the preceding generation of IR detectors
• Wider field of view, enables up to twice the field coverage of 15 micron pixel pitch MWIR detectors
• ROIC (Read-Out Integrated Circuit) functionalities with digital output for easy integration
• Fully compatible with HD screen formats and visible or SWIR camera channels

Sofradir, a subsidiary of Safran and Thales, is presenting 10µm Daphnis-HD MW at SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing in Baltimore, MD, April 17 – 21, 2016.

For more info, visit http://www.sofradir.com


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