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Plug-and-play position detection prototype kit aims to speed time to market for instrument development

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:48pm


flash detection prototype kitCal Sensors (Santa Rosa, CA) launched a new Position Detection Prototype Kit, a plug-and-play tool designed to accelerate prototyping and product development for position or flash detection instruments. Applying PbS and PbSe detector technologies, the kit allows engineers to focus on the challenges of their instrument’s design, quickly validating detector viability and providing proof of concept. The kit consists of two lead salt detectors that provide sensitivity of 1.5E10 Jones across the 1.0 µm to 5.5 µm infrared region. The prototype kit contains all the circuitry and integrated electronics necessary to drive the detectors, as well as the supporting software. It can potentially capture the infrared signals from fires or flames, hotspots (from overheating equipment) or muzzle flashes up to 150 m away. Features include

  • A high response speed to facilitate an almost instantaneous capture of an IR event.
  • Software designed to provide valuable information on the characteristics of the infrared radiation.
  • More than 20 percent greater field of view than an individual detector, according to the company.

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