10 September, 2019, Semi Conductor Devices (SCD) ‒ a global leader in the development and manufacture of a wide range of cooled and uncooled infrared detectors ‒ has won several contracts in North America and Europe, with a total value of more than $40M, for the supply of Mid-Wave Infra-Red (MWIR) High-Definition (HD) detectors for observation and surveillance applications.
SCD’s advanced HD MWIR detector product lines enable exceptionally high fidelity imaging for varied applications installed on systems worldwide, for airborne, ground and naval applications. The SCD HD solutions enable high performance for varied applications enabling cost-effective, high MTBF, low maintenance requirements. These contracts were recently signed with three different customers for applications including border surveillance, infrastructure protection, counter-UAV systems, and long-range airborne surveillance. Deliveries will begin in the third quarter of 2019.
According to Dan Slasky, CEO at SCD, “We are proud to have been selected by key customers in North America and Europe to supply solutions based on our advanced and proven MWIR detectors. We are seeing an increased demand for High-Definition MWIR detectors for many types of applications. The HD product line at SCD is in full-rate production at high monthly rates and is the result of significant R&D and capital invested in the HD product lines over the past years.”
These SCD detectors will be integrated into the above-mentioned programs in North America and Europe:
Blackbird SXGA 10-micron pitch InSb/XBn is an MWIR high-definition detector for persistent surveillance applications, long/medium-range surveillance and targeting, IRST, IRMWS, and thermography. The compact system provides outstanding image quality and high frame rate. Features include digital ROIC, compact and ruggedized Dewar, integrated electronics with Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC), Bad-Pixel Replacement (BPR), digital zoom, graphic overlay support, and spatial and temporal noise reduction.
Mini Blackbird SXGA 10-micron pitch XBn is one of the smallest HD MWIR (Mid-Wave IR) detectors in its category, perfectly suited to a variety of Low SWaP-C applications including small and tactical payloads for mini UAS and drones, ground-based and handheld surveillance systems, surveillance aircraft, and more. Features include digital ROIC, compact and ruggedized Dewar, integrated electronics with Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC), Bad-Pixel Replacement (BPR), digital zoom, graphic overlay support, and spatial and temporal noise reduction.
Hercules 15 micron pitch InSb is a Mega-Pixel IR detector for long-range surveillance, navigation payloads, reconnaissance, and IRST. Features include a camera link interface, high frame rate at full window, long-term NUC stability, high linearity and low residual non-uniformity, digital ROIC yielding low noise at system level, reduced size of system electronics, and low power consumption.
DSEI 2019, September 10-13, London, Israel Pavilion, Stand S6-120