SCD Receives Contracts worth $40M for Its MWIR High-Definition Detectors

Posted Sep 10, 2019 by Semi Conductor Devices (SCD)

Semi Conductor Devices (SCD), a leading provider of cooled and un-cooled infrared detectors, has announced receiving of contracts worth $40M in North America & Europe, for the supply of its Mid-Wave Infra-Red (MWIR) high definition (HD) detectors for observation and surveillance applications.

SCD’s advanced HD MWIR detector product lines enable exceptionally high fidelity imaging for varied applications installed on systems worldwide, for airborne, ground and naval applications. The solutions enable high performance for varied applications enabling cost-effective, high MTBF, low maintenance requirements. The contracts were recently signed with three different customers for applications including border surveillance, infrastructure protection, counter-UAV systems, and long-range airborne surveillance. Deliveries will begin in the third quarter of 2019.

The SCD detectors will be integrated into the below-mentioned programs in North America and Europe:

  • Blackbird SXGA 10-micron pitch InSb/XBn is an MWIR high-definition detector for persistent surveillance applications, long/medium-range surveillance and targeting, IRST, IRMWS, and thermography. The compact system provides outstanding image quality and high frame rate. Features include digital ROIC, compact and ruggedized Dewar, integrated electronics with Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC), Bad-Pixel Replacement (BPR), digital zoom, graphic overlay support, and spatial and temporal noise reduction.
  • Mini Blackbird SXGA 10-micron pitch XBn is one of the smallest HD MWIR (Mid-Wave IR) detectors in its category, perfectly suited to a variety of Low SWaP-C applications including small and tactical payloads for mini UAS and drones, ground-based and handheld surveillance systems, surveillance aircraft, and more. Features include digital ROIC, compact and ruggedized Dewar, integrated electronics with Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC), Bad-Pixel Replacement (BPR), digital zoom, graphic overlay support, and spatial and temporal noise reduction.
  • Hercules 15 micron pitch InSb is a Mega-Pixel IR detector for long-range surveillance, navigation payloads, reconnaissance, and IRST. Features include a camera link interface, high frame rate at full window, long-term NUC stability, high linearity and low residual non-uniformity, digital ROIC yielding low noise at system level, reduced size of system electronics, and low power consumption.