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.

Pyxis LWIR

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.

Features

  • 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

Pyxis ® LWIR 640-G

Resolution (H × V)

640 × 512 pixels

Camera Frame Rate

30Hz or 7.5Hz

Input Voltage

5VDC or POE

Steady State Power at 70°F

4@ with 5VDC, 6W with POE

Operating Temperature

0°C – 70°C

20mm f/0.85

40mm f/1

75mm f/1

100mm f/1

FOV
(H × V)

30.4° × 24.6°

15.5° × 12.4°

8.3° × 6.6°

6.2° × 5°

Instantaneous
FOV

850 µrad

425 µrad

227 µrad

170 µrad

Focus
Range

1.8m – INF

3m – INF

6m – INF

15m – INF

Size with Lens
(L × W × H)

3.46″ × 1.83″ × 1.83″
88 × 46.5 × 46.5mm

4.13″ × 2.05″ × 2.64″
105 × 52.1 × 67.1mm

6.5″ × 3.5″ × 3.5″
165.1× 88.9 × 88.9mm

7.25″ × 4.5″ × 4.25″
184.1×114.3 ×108mm

Weight with Lens

6.5 oz
184.3 g

11 oz
312 g

29 oz
822 g

41 oz
1.16 kg

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.

Standard camera includes PVS software and ruggedized shipping case.

Specifications

Detector

InGaAs

Waveband

0.6µm – 1.7µm

Pixel Pitch

15µm

Resolution (H × V)

640 × 512 pixels

Frame Rate

up to 60Hz

Size (L × W × H) with no lens

107.5 × 50 × 50 mm

Weight with no lens

340g

Input Voltage

12VDC

Steady State Power

< 8W

Data Interface

GigE

Operating Temperature

-20°C to +55°C

16mm f/1.4

25mm f/1.4

35mm f/1.4

50mm f/1.8

Field of View
(H × V)

33.4­° × 27°

21.7­° × 17.5°

15.6­° × 12.5°

11­° × 8.8°

Instantaneous FOV

937 µrad

600 µrad

429 µrad

300 µrad

Object Distance Range

0.3m – INF

0.3m – INF

0.3m – INF

0.3m – INF

Size with Lens
(L × W × H)

135.7 × 50 × 50 mm

143.5 × 50 × 50 mm

145.7 × 50 × 50 mm

145.7 × 50 × 50 mm

Weight with
Lens

400 g

411.2 g

427 g

425 g

The Pyxis visible polarimeter uses the same pixelated polarizer architecture as 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 contrast.

Specifications

Detector

CMOS Mono

Waveband

400nm – 900nm

Pixel Pitch

3.45µm

Resolution (H × V)

2448 × 2048 pixels

Frame Rate

up to 30Hz

Size (L × W × H) with no Lens

43 × 29 × 29 mm

Weight with no Lens

65g

Input Voltage

5VDC

Steady State Power

4W

Data Interface

USB 3.0

Operating Temperature

-5°C to +45°C

12mm f/1.4

16mm f/1.4

25mm f/1.4

35mm f/1.4

50mm f/1.8

75mm f/1.8

FOV (H × V)

38.8° × 32.8°

29.6° × 24.98°

19.2° × 16.1°

13.8° × 11.5°

9.7° × 8.1°

6.4° × 5.4°

IFOV

287µrad

216µrad

138µrad

99µrad

69µrad

46µrad

Object Distance Range

0.1m – INF

0.2m – INF

0.3m – INF

0.4m – INF

0.5m – INF

0.6m – INF

Size with Lens
(L × W × H)

82.2 × 35 × 35mm

85.4 × 35 × 35mm

81.4 × 35 × 35mm

82.2 × 35 × 35mm

108.7 × 35 × 35mm

115.2 × 36 × 36mm

Weight with Lens

165g

173g

151g

149g

178g

211g

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 out performs 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.