VANTABlack®-S

VANTABlack

Santa Barbara Infrared (SBIR) and Surrey NanoSystems (SNS) have partnered to produce a line of extended-area blackbody sources with exceptionally-high emissivity and radiometric accuracy. The resulting blackbody sources provide more accurate infrared (IR) radiometric calibration than previously achievable by drastically reducing errors due to reflected IR light from the surrounding environment.

SNS has also developed a black coating compatible with aerosol application which has performance approaching that of the CVD-grown VANTABlack®. VANTABlack®-S is a versatile coating based upon similar CNT technology. The proprietary material and application process results in a coating with enhanced absorption properties and a passive surface that repels water and other contaminants. VANTABlack®-S has extremely low reflectance in the visible spectrum (less than 0.2% at 700nm), and provides state-of-the art performance out through the SWIR, MWIR and LWIR spectral ranges. The coating has been shown to have good resistance to water adsorption, thermal shock, mechanical shock and vibration. The aerosol application of the VANTABlack®-S coating provides a significant cost reduction compared to the CVD-grown version, and also allows much larger and more complex samples to be processed. Also, a lower process temperature allows application to a wider variety of materials, including many polymers.

Please note: VANTABlack®-S coating is not available for commercial sale as an aerosol spray.

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  • DIFFERENTIAL BLACKBODY SERIESInfinity DB Series Blackbody

  • Our differential series blackbody radiation sources are designed for use as flood sources for non-uniformity correction or sensor calibration, and as differential sources for MRT, MTF, SiTF and other standard IR sensor characterization tests. These units come standard with an internal iProbe that monitors the source plate temperature and an external (ambient) iProbe for measuring the environmental temperature. These units are available in various sizes from 4” to 12” square apertures and temperature ranges from -40°C to +175°C.


  • A DB Series 4 inch blackbody with VANTABlack-S high emissivity coating, a temperature range of 0ºC to +100ºC, 115/60 Hz US country’s input voltage, 10 foot cable length, IEEE-488 GPIB communication interface and a target support plate for mounting stand-alone targets has the following part number: DB-04H-A-L-10-EGS-P

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    • DUAL DIFFERENTIAL BLACKBODIESInfinity DB Series Blackbody


      These instruments are built using the same architecture as SBIR’s DB & EX Series Blackbodies. They are used primarily for performing quick 2-point non-uniformity correction measurements. Each source plate is set to a different temperature and the sensor moves between each source plate to collect specific data for each temperature set-point. These units are available in various sizes from 4” to 12” square apertures and temperature ranges from -40°C to +175°C.



      A dual head 4" Dual Infinity System with VANTABlack-S high emissivity coating, IEEE 488 GPIB communication interface, 115/60Hz with US power cable, temperature range of 0ºC to +100ºC absolute T for both blackbodies, cable length of 10 feet and target support plates on both blackbodies has the following part number: DDB-04H-A-04H-A-L-10-EGS-P








    EXTENDED AREA DIFFERENTIALInfinity DB Series Blackbody

    Our absolute temperature only blackbody sources are designed primarily for use as flood sources for non-uniformity correction or sensor calibration. These units can easily be upgrades to allow differential control by contacting the SBIR sales team and requesting an additional iProbe. These units are available in various sizes from 4” to 12” square apertures and temperature ranges from -40°C to +175°C.

    A 4” absolute temperature only EX Series blackbody with VANTABlack-S high emissivity coating, a temperature range of 0˚C to 100˚C, 115/60 Hz US country’s input voltage, 10 foot cable length and IEEE 488 GPIB communication interface and no configuration option has the following part number: EX-04H-A-L-10-EGS










    EXTENDED AREA LOW TEMPERATUREInfinity DB Series Blackbody

    Our absolute temperature only blackbody sources are designed primarily for use as flood sources for non-uniformity correction or sensor calibration. These units can easily be upgrades to allow differential control by contacting the SBIR sales team and requesting an additional iProbe. These units are available in various sizes from 4” to 12” square apertures and temperature ranges from -40°C to +175°C.



    Our absolute temperature only blackbody sources are designed primarily for use as flood sources for non-uniformity correction or sensor calibration. These units can easily be upgrades to allow differential control by contacting the SBIR sales team and requesting an additional iProbe. These units are available in various sizes from 4” to 12” square apertures and temperature ranges from -40°C to +175°C.



    A 4" EXLT Infinity model with VANTABlack-S high emissivity coating, IEEE 488 GPIB communication interface, 115/60Hz with US power cable, temperature range of -40˚C to +100˚C, cable length of 10 feet and no configuration option has the following part number: EXLT-04H-C-L-10-EGS

    EXLT-04H-C-L-10-EGS










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    STRAY LIGHT CONTROL



    VANTABlack®-S can be used for stray light control in a wide range of applications. For example, as an energy absorbing coating for light/beam dumps, or as an absorber layer for thermal and optical sensors. Other baffling opportunities include mobile phone camera apertures, astronomy based lens barrels or housings and star-tracker baffles, metrology based interferometers or spectrometers, infrared camera cold shields and so much more. 

    ORDER INFORMATION

    Please contact the SBIR sales team at (805) 965-3669 or sales@sbir.com to ensure the proper part number and to receive a quotation.

    Information subject to change without notice.



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