Pyxis Polarimeter

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The Polaris Pyxis is a small, lightweight LWIR polarization imager that measures both the thermal and polarization content of an image. Polarization exploits a fundamental phenomenon of light to reveal detail, contrast and other data undetected by standard thermal imaging devices. With Pyxis, daylight detail is revealed in low light and dark scenarios. At less than 2 cubic inches and 83 grams, Pyxis is the industry’s first system to enhance thermal imaging with polarization without adding to the size, weight and power requirements. With multiple outputs for maximum flexibility, the Pyxis systems have the ease of use of a thermal camera with the benefits of polarization and digital output, for real-time acquisition and analysis with extensive tools for post-processing in the Pyxis Vision Science Software.

Roadway Discrimination

road data

Oil on Water Detection

ohmsett data

  • Real-Time Polarized Imagery
  • Up To 400% Better Detail and Contrast than Thermal Alone
  • Industry’s Smallest Polarimeter
  • Multiple Configurations Available To Suit a Variety of Applications
  • Pyxis Vision Software Included
  • Licensing Available

A Drone Kit for some models are available starting at $16,500 and

replacements for the 20mm standard lens are $5,000.

Specifications Pyxis LWIR 640 G

Detector Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
Operating Temperature 0°C-45°C
Waveband 7.5µm-13.5µm
Pixel Pitch 17µm
Resolution (HxV) 640 x 512 pixels
Standard Lens 20mm f/0.85 (others available)
Field of View (Standard Lens) 30° x 25°
Camera Frame Rate 30Hz or 7.5Hz
Full Frame Pixel Operability >99.9%
NEDT @ f/0.85 <70mK
NEDOLP @ f/0.85 <0.5%
Input Voltage 5VDC or ethernet (POE)
Size with Standard Lens (LxWxH) 3.46” x 1.83” x 1.83”
Weight with Standard Lens 6.5oz
Data Interface GigE and NTSC
Environmental N/A
Steady State Power @ 70°F 4W with 5VDC, 6W with POE
Peak Power @ 70°F 5W with 5VDC, 7W with POE



–  On-board GigE frame grabber

–  Polarization filter unprocessed over NTSC

Note on frame rates: 30HZ frame rates are available for US Persons and US Government Use. These systems are controlled by US Export Laws and a 7.5hz system is available for approved export.

Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice