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Suitable for Counter-UAS Applications
Drone footage captured by CheetIR-L
Yacht footage captured by CheetIR-L
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CheetIR-L - High-Definition, MWIR Camera

CheetIR-L is a High-Definition (HD) Mid-Wave-Infrared (MWIR) Thermal Imaging Camera. The camera combines a ruggedized x13.5 continuous zoom capability with the very latest in High-Operating Temperature (HOT) MWIR detector technology providing exceptional imagery. CheetIR-L delivers long-range surveillance and target identification in a compact volume. CheetIR-L has numerous applications including Anti-drone, Mobile Short-Range Air Defense (M-Shorad), Targeting and Surveillance.

Through-Camera image of sailing yacht captured by CheetIR-L

High-Definition resolution allows for earlier recognition and identification of targets, providing the user additional time to determine the most appropriate mitigation activity. The video output is provided in digital format (HD-SDI) to allow for integration into current and future systems.

The x13.5 continuous optical zoom allows the user to acquire targets of interest in the wide field of view and maintain imagery whilst zooming in to a narrower field of view to acheive identification. If desired, the camera may be programmed for discrete fields of view as required. The camera has a focal length range of 30mm to 410mm.

CheetIR-L utilises a High Operating Tempature (HOT) cooled detector. This technology reduces the burden on the cooler and thus increasing the Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF), an important consideration when assessing through life costs. CheetIR-L has a MTBF of in excess of 16,000 hours as standard. Variants with extended lifetime are available on request.

Drone footage captured by CheetIR-L Camera

Key Features

  • High Definition 1280 x 720, 10µm resolution
  • x13.5 Continuous Zoom
  • HOT Detector Technology
  • Fast aperture F/3
  • Exceptional Range Performance (NATO MBT Detection 39 km)
  • Compact size (390 mm x 164 mm x 164 mm)
  • Low mass (< 5Kg)
  • Focal Length: 17.7mm (WFOV), 241mm (NFOV)
  • F/Number: F/3
  • Spectral Band: 3µm - 5µm
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Pixel pitch: 10µm
  • Dimensions: 164mm dia. x 320mm
  • Weight: <4.5kg
  • Shock / Vibration: MIL-STD-810G
  • Focal Length: 17.7mm (WFOV), 241mm (NFOV)
  • F/Number: F/3
  • Spectral Band: 3µm - 5µm
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720
  • Pixel pitch: 10µm
  • Dimensions: 164mm dia. x 320mm
  • Weight: <4.5kg
  • Shock / Vibration: MIL-STD-810G