BAE Systems has a new version of its Athena 1920 high-definition thermal camera core.
The Athena 1920 delivers high-definition infrared imagery with exceptional clarity, minimal motion blur and sharp detail in dark conditions. The small, lightweight and power-efficient Athena 1920 is ideal for a variety of applications, including wide-area surveillance, threat detection and monitoring, targeting and commercial applications.
“BAE Systems has been at the forefront of thermal sensor design and manufacturing for years, and we keep advancing the technology,” said Robyn Decker, Director of Lexington Business Centre and Sensor Solutions at BAE Systems. “Athena 1920 is already one of the most capable high-definition thermal sensors, and we’ve enhanced it to help our customers better execute their challenging missions.”
The new thermal camera core has protective coatings that resist humidity, heat and corrosion. For operation in space and high-altitude environments, it now has redundant software-based single event upset mitigation to help reduce the impacts of harmful radiation.
The device also features two frame rates options (30Hz and 60Hz) and frame synchronisation for more image depth. Its sensor hardening allows for the delivery of high-quality, broad-view night vision images from a range of platforms, including ground vehicles, aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, and satellites.
In addition, images captured from multiple Athena 1920s running at the same time can be chained together for broader scope, including real-time 360-degree sensing capabilities for a ground vehicle.