SWIR and Illuminator
UTC Aerospace Systems announced the Sensors Unlimited Warrior C2S newest lightweight, field-ready shortwave infrared (SWIR) module and covert laser illuminator. The compact module locks into the front of a Canon® EOS 5D camera (Mark II and Mark III models) to immediately provide operators with SWIR imaging capabilities on the battlefield for day or nighttime use. The system enables identi-fication quality SWIR imagery, even in total darkness; with distinct advantages over visible, thermal and night vision goggle (NVG) systems, including the new module’s abilities to image through glass and to provide target accuracy with enhanced situational awareness.
For added convenience, it couples directly with Canon EF-mount lenses, allowing the user to see through haze, smoke and dust for enhanced, long-range intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).
The included 1550 nm laser mounts directly onto the Canon 5D hot shoe to provide covert illumina-tion to visible, thermal, NVGs and the human eye. It can also view all battlefield lasers, as well as im-age SWIR markers and beacons. Even when bright lights and flashes are present, the Sensors Unlimited Warrior C2S provides unparalleled imaging capability in the field; other viewing technologies com-monly experience degraded performance in similar circumstances.
The Sensors Unlimited Warrior C2S module uses the uncooled SU640HSX SWIR camera core with 640 x 512 pixel resolution and a 25-micron pitch, together with the integrated 800x600 SVGA display and relay optics it is specially designed for gloved-hand operation with a large, environmentally-sealed power switch for easy access.