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.

We can put Pyxis in an intrinsically safe, pan-tilt unit for autonomous oil detection and monitoring. This unit is called PODS: Polaris Oil Detection System.


  • 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.

The Pyxis visible polarimeter uses the same pixelated polarizer architecture at Pyxis LWIR but works in the visible spectrum. This can be used to identify material stress, identify surface scratches, reduce glare, improve edge detection, and enhance constrast.

Oil Spill Cleanup And Response

Exploiting the cutting-edge of the Pyxis polarized infrared camera, OSCAR™ is a drone system that detects contaminants on water. It outperforms conventional thermal 24/7, even in rough conditions. Using the Pyxis software and user interface.

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

*Specifications and prices subject to change without notice.