Sierra-Olympic Technologies, supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras and systems solutions for imaging applications, will premiere the new Ventus OGI, an optical gas imaging camera core, at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 1–3 May 2018, in booth # 3528 at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado (US). The camera with a 640 x 512, 15-micron pixel-pitch midwave-infrared (MWIR) detector array provides thermal sensitivity and weighs only 580 grams, with lens. Designed to optimize the detection and visualization of hydrocarbon gas leaks, such as methane, propane, butane and more, the “hot-MWIR” Ventus OGI is a lightweight, low-power camera core that can be integrated into fixed-mounted, continuous-monitoring systems or used in gimbals or in enclosures for unmanned aerial system platforms.
Sierra-Olympic’s compact (146.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 73.1 mm) OGI camera features a special narrow bandpass cold filter in the miniature, long-life, closed-cycle Stirling cooler with an f/1.5 cold shield and an optimized lens. Components including the detector, cooler and lens design combine with a selection of digital and analog inputs/outputs (Camera Link, GigE, H.264, NTSC/PAL video plus RS-232/RS-422 serial camera control) to make this camera core a fitting optical gas imaging solution for integrators and OEMs. Applications include inspection of fuel/gas lines, storage tanks, generators, drilling/production wells, above- and below-ground gas pipelines, terminals, railway tank cars, flare stack monitoring, booster/pump stations and more.