NOCTURN Digital Extreme Low-Light CMOS Camera: Features / Benefits

Features Benefits
1280 × 1024 resolution at 100 frames per second High definition imagery to improve detection, identification and situational awareness
< 4 e- read-out noise at frame rates up to 100 fps and high dynamic range with 9.7 × 9.7µm pixel pitch High signal to noise ratio and scene contrast in light levels from bright starlight to daylight: ideal for 24/7 operations
Low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) Ideal for small size man portable systems operating on standard batteries
On board intelligent electronics Automatic processing for gain control, image corrections and enhancement to guarantee high quality imagery
Optical and video interfaces
(Camera Link®, NTSC, PAL, USB3 and Ethernet GigE Vision®)
Facilitate integration into your system using industry standards interfaces


NOCTURN Digital Extreme Low-Light CMOS Camera :  Applications

UAV/UAS Imaging:
UAV/UAS are deployed for any number of support missions: reconnaissance, surveillance, intelligence, target identification and search and rescue. Small units require compact on-board systems for communication, navigation and imaging.  Systems chosen for use in UAV/UAS need to be optimized for size, weight and power (SWaP), capable of performing under a wide range of environmental conditions, and be as versatile a solution as possible to support the wide range of missions required of such aircraft.

Benefits of NOCTURN to UAV/UAS:
•    Long range surveillance without the need for thermal or NIR night cameras to Light Level 3.
•    SWaP optimized into a single solution for day/night imaging: 37mm3 , 85g, 1.8W typical.
•    Standard CS lens mount and up to 8X digital zoom.
•    Up to 100 Hz frame rates for high speed imaging.

Long Range Identification:

The ability to observe, and record images and scenery undetected are paramount to the safety of both life and infrastructure.  Modern warfare techniques, whether static monitoring or mobile surveillance, rely heavily on information gathered via covert long-range surveillance methods such as hidden cameras. The imaging technology requires the camera produce high quality images in both daylight and nighttime conditions.

Benefits of NOCTURN in Long Range Identification:
•    No additional Illumination required for low light imaging
•    High Resolution increases recognition probability significantly
•    Detection of NIR laser frequencies
•    Low Signal to Noise Ratio


The ideal surveillance camera would provide a single solution with the capability to see equally well in day or nighttime lighting conditions without supplemental night lighting requirements, while still providing simple standard connectivity to allow multiple video feeds to be viewed in one standard location.  Such a camera would eliminate the need for separate day and night systems, and simplify cabling and power requirements.

Benefits of NOCTURN in Surveillance Operations:
•    High quality imaging at low light levels
•    Day through night imaging even in color
•    Standard communication (Power over Ethernet, USB3) links
•    Long range identification


  • CCTV security and surveillance
  • Man portable vision systems
  • Long range target identification
  • 860 & 1064nm laser line detection
  • UAV and other reconnaissance
  • Machine vision
  • Spectroscopy
  • Biochip reading
  • Spectral Imaging
  • Passive low light level imaging
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