Commercial use of infrared cameras has grown steadily over the last 5-10 years, driving the need for higher production rates, reduced test times and lower development costs. SBIR integrates its' standard instruments and IRWindows™ software into turn-key production test systems. These systems are configured specifically for each application to provide consistent and repeatable testing throughout the development, production and service phases of camera manufacturing.
One of Santa Barbara Infrared's core strengths is the design of high-end electro-optical test equipment. SBIR's engineering department can design the optics, along with IR, visible, or laser sources to properly test any sensor system. Below are some examples of application-specific test systems that SBIR has designed. Contact SBIR for applications assistance, engineering design, and fabrication for your electro-optics test requirement.
Model 14000Zi Series Target Projector:
Santa Barbara Infrared's 14000Z Series Reflective Target Projectors are turnkey test systems for testing FLIRs and other infrared imaging systems. The standard target projectors are assembled from SBIR's STC Series Collimators, Infinity Blackbodies and 300 Series Target Wheels. With the addition of IRWindows™ automated test software, SBIR's target projectors become fully integrated closed-loop automated hardware/software solutions.
Automated Production Testing with IRWindows™
IRWindows™ 4 from Santa Barbara Infrared is an advanced software tool that automates the setup, execution, data collection and results analysis for industry standard performance testing of infrared, visible and laser sensor systems. IRWindows™ 4 combined with SBIR target projectors provides test engineers and technicians a turnkey, automated hardware/software solution for sensor testing. IRWindows™ 4 eliminates operator error, removes reliance on human perception, and generates repeatable and accurate test results.
Model 13289 Target Projector:
The Model 13289 target projectors are built around SBIR's versatile modular (MTC-930) collimator. This collimator has a 9" diameter 30" focal length primary mirror, and is built into a lightweight, rugged, stable, carbon fiber housing with a 7" diameter clear exit aperture. It can be configured for either standard emissive target or reflective target applications (see SBIR's Targets page for more information about reflective targets).
Model 13323 Dual Blackbody Target Projector:
Model 13323 dual blackbody, all reflective background IR target projector is used to characterize WFOV IR sensor systems. It features a broadband, 3 to 14 micron range,
reflective IR target technology for the most accurate and stable differential targets, controlled background radiance, a 5° FOV with 36° uniform background and the Model 13323 supports all standard IR system level tests.
Model 13383 Test Bench System:
The 13383 test bench system is configured specifically for characterizing the performance of IR and visible sensors and performing multi-sensor boresighting (IR to Visible to Laser).
The design of the test bench is similar to many other test systems that SBIR has manufactured. The test bench includes a broadband collimator, precision differential blackbody, uniform large area visible source, 16 position motorized target wheel and manual micrometer driven range simulation platform.
Model 13432 IR/Vis/NIR/SWIR System:
The Model 13432 is a fully integrated test bench used to automatically characterize and verify the performance of IR and Vis/NIR/SWIR systems. The 13432 incorporates many SBIR standard products and modified standard products with a highly sophisticated optical system into a design that will provide the most advanced testing capability available. At the heart of the system is a 30 inch diameter, 29 inch clear aperture, 225 inch focal length broadband (0.4 to 14 microns) all reflective collimator. A 16 position automated target wheel is located at focus of the collimator. A differential blackbody and Vis/NIR/SWIR integrating sphere source are beam combined behind the target wheel to provide uniform fused target illumination of the targets in the target wheel.
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