ULIS BOLOMETER FOR FAST IMAGING APPLICATIONS SETS NEW RESPONSE TIME RECORD
ULIS has developed a 17 µm pitch bolometer with a NETD = 48 mK and T = 2.5ms for a thermal image sensor that is 4x faster than the state of the art and better suited to frame rates of 60 Hz to 120Hz
This fast response time record (measured using the Thermal Time Constant) has been achieved by ULIS without compromising their state of the art sensitivity.
In contrast to standard bolometers, ULIS' quicker response times allows detection of fast moving objects without producing a blurred image. Utilizing this new pixel technology will benefit a multitude of OEMs and system integrators especially those in the machine vision market where fast frame rates are required. Used in conjunction with visable CMOS or SWIR cameras for in-line quality inspection, this technology will provide additional information essential for QA and QC reporting.
This achievement, which also has defense-related applications, was presented at the 8th International Symposium on Optronics in Defense & Security in Paris (OPTRO2018) in February 2018.
ULIS is now seeking insights from potential industrial customers to assess the feasibility and benefits of integrating this new pixel technology into a future product with high-frame-rate capabilities. Please contact Sofradir-EC to learn more about high-speed thermal imaging powered by ULIS’ fast bolometers!