The KAE-02150 Image Sensor is a 1080p (1920 x 1080) CCD in a 2/3” optical format that provides exceptional imaging performance in extreme low light applications. Each of the sensor’s four outputs incorporate both a conventional horizontal CCD register and a high gain EMCCD register.
An intra-scene switchable gain feature samples each charge packet on a pixel-by-pixel basis. This enables the camera system to determine whether the charge will be routed through the normal gain output or the EMCCD output based on a user selectable threshold. This feature enables imaging in extreme low light, even when bright objects are within a dark scene, allowing a single camera to capture quality images from sunlight to starlight.
This image sensor is based on the 5.5-micron Interline Transfer CCD Platform, and features extended dynamic range, excellent imaging performance, and a flexible readout architecture that enables use of 1, 2, or 4 outputs. A vertical overflow drain structure suppresses image blooming, provides excellent MTF, and enables electronic shuttering for precise exposure control.
Intra-scene switchable gain
Dynamic compensation under changing conditions
Wide dynamic range
Imaging of bright regions in otherwise dark scenes
Low noise architecture
Sub-electron noise for EMCCD gains of 20x at T = 0C
Exceptional low-light imaging
Enables imaging in widely varying conditions, sunlight to starlight
Excellent imaging of moving objects with minimal artifacts
Excellent image uniformity and MTF
CCD technology provides excellent image quality
Bayer Color Pattern and Monochrome
Options for RGB Bayer Color or Monochrome configurations