Lead Selenide Position Detectors track IR sources.
April 26, 2011 -
With sensitivity of 1.5 x 1010 Jones in 1-5 Ám wavelength region, Lead Selenide Position Detectors can identify and track location of infrared sources. Multi-channel format allows technology to zoom in on hot spots or other IR emissions, making detectors suitable for weapons targeting, security and defense counter-measures, and hot spot detection for fire fighting. Integrated software provides real-time streaming data on target position relative to detector location.
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Cal Sensors, Inc.
5460 Skylane Blvd
Santa Rosa, CA, 95403
Cal Sensors Applies Industry-Leading Lead Salt Detector Technology to Position Sensing Applications
SANTA ROSA, CA -Cal Sensors (www.calsensors.com) has developed custom lead selenide (PbSe) multi-channel infrared position detection technology with market-leading sensitivity of 1.5 x 1010 Jones in the 1 to 5 Ám wavelength region.
With market-leading sensitivity and response time, the PbSe position detectors can quickly identify and track the location of infrared sources. The multi-channel format further allows the technology to zoom in on hot spots or other infrared emissions. This makes the infrared position detectors ideal for a wide range of applications including weapons targeting, security and defense counter-measures and hot spot detection for fire fighting.
The position sensing detectors are compact in size, making them ideal for portable or concealed applications where size is a key concern.
Cal Sensors provides expert design support to create position detection solutions designed for optimal performance in each unique application. The detectors can be arranged in a coplanar format or made to face each of the four directions with a slanted orientation to provide both directional and height input for complete 360░ anaylsis accross two dimensions.Integrated software provides real-time streaming data on target position relative to detector location.
Cal Sensors presented its new position detection technology at booth 3319 of the SPIE-sponsored Defense, Sensing and Security exhibit held April 26-28 in Orlando, Florida.
Cal Sensors Contact Information
For additional information or engineering assistance:
In North America, contact Cal Sensor's Sales Department, 5460 Skylane Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403, USA. Phone: +1 (707) 303-3837. FAX: +1 (707) 545-5113. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.calsensors.com.
Cal Sensors also works with distributors in Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. For contact information - please visit http://www.calsensors.com/distributors.htm.
About Cal Sensors
Cal Sensors, an ITW company, has been a leading manufacturer of standard and customized photoconductive (PbS and PbSe) infrared detectors, arrays, and broadband emitters for over 20 years.
Cal Sensors detectors provide superior sensitivity over the 1-5.5 micron wavelengths. Detector configurations include single element, multi-channel, and arrays. Detector technologies include features such as optional spectral filters, optical condensers, thermoelectric coolers, temperature sensors and integrated drive electronics.
Cal Sensors emitters support steady-state or high-pulse rates over the visible to mid-infrared spectrums. Offering high emissivity, reliability and lifetime, Cal Sensors emitters are designed to optimize performance in infrared detection systems.
Manufactured and packaged in Santa Rosa, California and distributed worldwide, Cal Sensors products are offered in standard or custom packages. Common applications include: imaging, spectroscopy, medical, automotive emissions, gas and moisture analysis, temperature measurement, flame detection and combustion control. For additional information, please visit www.calsensors.com.
About ITW Photonics Group
Cal Sensors is a member of the ITW Photonics Group. The ITW Photonics Group was created to bring together and build on the technical expertise of individual companies that specialize in photonics technology and span the full spectrum of wavelengths.
The group consists of:
Cal Sensors - IR Detector and Emitter technology
Lumex - LED and LCD technology
Opto Diode Corp - LED, Silicon Photodiodes and Electro-Optical Assembly technology
The synergy of these three industry front-runners provides an unsurpassed range of photonic capabilities within a broad spectrum of markets, including medical, military and industrial controls. The ITW Photonics Group provides integrated solutions that encompass the technology and experience from all three business units, offering design engineers higher performance with greater feature enhancements. For additional information, please visit www.itwphotonicsgroup.com.