Polaris has a multi-use-case sensor called Pyxis®. This sensor has a pixelated micro-grid array integrated onto an uncooled microbolometer. This pixelated micro-grid array has polarization filters at 4 orientations laid out similar to a Bayer pattern.


  • Real-time polarized imagery
  • Up to 400% better detail and contrast than thermal alone
  • Industry’s smallest polarimeter: less than 2 cubic inches and 83 grams
  • Multiple configurations available to suit a variety of applications
  • Multiple outputs for maximum flexibility
  • Pyxis Vision Software included

For additional information, customization, or to hear about the latest developments, contact us.

HD Coming Soon!

HD will be 1280 pixel resolution instead of 640.

Polaris Oil Spill Detection System

Exploiting the cutting-edge of the Pyxis polarized infrared camera, the PODS™ system detects contaminants on water. It outperforms conventional thermal 24/7, even in rough conditions. Using the PODS software and user interface, the oil appears red and can be configured to set off automatic alarms when detected.

The Pyxis has demonstrated robust oil-on-water detection under a wide variety of conditions both in testing and in seep-and-spill scenarios in real-world conditions. The PODS software leverages the robust detection while simultaneously testing each potential alarm against multiple checks in order to eliminate false alarms. This core system can be mounted in a low-cost environmental enclosure, in a certified and intrinsically safe housing, or a certified intrinsically safe pan-tilt unit. The pan-tilt unit provides large area coverage from a single position over a pre-programmed path, optimizing detection in the areas you care about most. Alarms are given on the display and optionally remoted to other locations/devices. The video feed is displayed live for human intervention only when necessary.

Oil Spill Cleanup And Response

We have collaborated with American Aerospace’s SkyScape to produce this unique system. Check it out!

*Specifications and prices subject to change without notice.