Thermal Imaging Camera

SLX-SuperHawk is a Medium Wave Infra-Red (MWIR) thermal imaging camera employing the latest focal plane array technology to meet long-range surveillance
and target identification requirements. It provides a wider Field of View (FoV) for greater situational awareness while delivering a narrower IFoV for longer-range target identification and engagement.

It is available in two variants, incorporating a high definition (HD) 1280x1024 resolution focal plane array detector in total darkness; the camera captures images by sensing temperature differences as small as 1/50th of a degree. 

SLX-Superhawk S
SLX-SuperHawk S incorporates an integrated detector cooler assembly (IDCA), providing a compact, high-performance capability.

SLX-Superhawk L
SLX-SuperHawk incorporates a 40,000-hour-long life split linear cooler offering the same high performance but with extended maintenance-free operation and low cost of ownership.

SLX-SuperHawk qualifies for use in both military and civil applications, including border surveillance, missile guidance, policing, customs control, coastal security, and asset protection.

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  • Key Benefits
  • Technical Specifications
  • Designed, developed and manufactured in the UK
  • ‘Dual Use’ rated
  • Very low through-life cost due to 40,000 hours cooling engine life (SLX-SuperHawk L)
  • Multiple digital and analogue video outputs
    • Analogue Video Output
    • HD-SDI Video Output
    • Fiber-Optic Output
  • Latest image processing
    • Turbulence mitigation
    • Image stabilization
    • Local area contrast enhancement
  • Qualified to operate from -40°C to +55°C
  • Designed for fixed and mobile applications
  • Extended warranty options
  • Finance options available
  • Service provision contracts options
  • Detector array resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Detector pitch: 8 µm
  • FoV: 21.5° x 17.3° to 1.47° to 1.17°
  • Detector technology: CMT
  • Band: 3.7 µm - 4.95 µm
  • F/Number: F/2.8
  • Focal length of continuous optical zoom: 27 mm to 400 mm
  • Comms: RS-422, Fiber Optic
  • Analogue video output: 
    • NTSC
    • PAL (CCIR)
    • HDTV 720 p/1080 p
  • Digital video output: HD-SDI, fiber optic
  • Operating temperature: -40°C to +55°C
  • Weight:
    • SLX-SuperHawk S: 10 kg
    • SLX-SuperHawk L: 11.5 kg
  • Size (LxWxH)
    • SLX-SuperHawk S:470 mm x 171 mm x 171 mm
    • SLX-SuperHawk L: 470 mm x 171 mm x 171 mm (excluding connectors)
  • Power source: 28 VDC (18-32 V)
  • Nominal power at steady state: <25 W
  • Dynamic range enhancement:
    • Local area contrast enhancement (LACE)
    • Linear
    • Edge enhancement
  • Image stabilization: Yes
  • Turbulence mitigation: Yes
  • Auto focus: Yes
  • Cooling engine:
    • SLX-SuperHawk S: Rotary IDCA (15,000 hours)
    • SLX-SuperHawk L: Long life linear (40,000 hours)
  • Non-uniformity correction: Built-in reference and quadratic NUC
  • E-Zoom: Interpolated (up to 8x)

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