ICU

ICU — Video presentation     Видео-презентация ICU

    Спецификация ICU

The ICU is a new generation of low light level, fully automatic, gated intensified CMOS camera. The detector combines exclusive and proprietary digital technology with powerful signal processing algorithms to optimize the real-time and dynamic imaging performance. This, together with its small package size and low power consumption makes for a powerful new tool to meet the demanding requirements of today’s defence imaging systems.

The ICU provides exceptional video performance at illumination levels from full sunlight to overcast starlight and combines proprietary built-in protection of the image intensifi er tube, unlike other intensifi ed cameras in the world.

A suite of image-enhancing features including anti-blooming, noise reduction, image sharpening, real-time image defect photometric correction and dynamic contrast enhancement provide unique capabilities to maximize camera performance in all environmental conditions, from remote unlit terrain to urban zones.

The ‘snap-shot’ and ‘multi-frame’ exposure modes make it ideal for under-cover surveillance operations and abandoned cameras for law enforcement and special operations where power consumption constraints are paramount.

The ICU primarily targets Soldier Modernization Programs for helmet mounted systems, night vision vehicle driver’s viewers, digital aviator’s night vision goggles, UAV payloads, active laser gated systems for long range imaging, observation and surveillance systems for law enforcement.

ICU спецификации

Video specifications ICU Compact ICU High Resolution
Sensor active area 8.6 × 6.4 mm 13.8 × 10.4 mm
Sensor active area zoom 4.3 × 3.2 mm 6.9 × 5.2 mm
Imager 2/3" CMOS sensor
Pixel & read-out mode 1.280 × 1.024 — interlaced
Analog output PAL (625 lines) or NTSC (525 lines) — composite video 75Ω imp
Video format ITU-R BT.656-4
Digital output SDI — LVDS 270 Mbit/s
Coding depth 8 bits
Camera communications link

RS232 — 115.2 kbaud / USB

Camera main characteristics ICU Compact ICU High Resolution
TV resolution 640 TV lines at 10% contrast 640 TV lines at 20% contrast
Size (Ø x L) without lens Ø43 × 45 mm Ø43 × 55 mm
Weight < 100 g < 115 g
Spectral range (S25) 400 — 900 nm
Interscene dynamic range 1 μlx to 100,000 lx
Intrascene dynamic range > 35 dB
Max gain 15 mV/μlx (analog) — 1.6 LSB/μlx (digital)
Min sensitivity 1 μlx face plate illumination
Power consumption Nominal 5V (4V — 6V) / 160 mA
Shock 75 g — 6 ms
Operating temperature -20ºC to +50ºC
Storage temperature -35ºC to +65ºC
Exposure time 30 ns — 2 sec
Image Intensifier Gain 10,000 typical

Standard features

  • Auto exposure / Auto gain
  • Automatic digital image correction
  • Anti-blooming correction

Optional features

  • Image sharpening
  • Digital zoom (2×) with full resolution
  • Symbol insertion (real time text, graphics)
  • Enhanced signal to noise at low light levels (down to 0.1μlx)
  • Snapshot mode (640×480)
  • Digital control package for external synchronization for laser gated imaging
  • Extended intrascene dynamic range (85 dB)
  • C-mount adaptor / special connectors