The Sensors Unlimited Warrior C2S
(2014 - 2016) - quite similar to the Electrophysics AstroScope
- mounts between camera and lens, while, being equipped with a Canon EF lens mount at the front and Canon EF bayonet at it's rear end, the lens control stays in full charge of the camera. And that's it about the similarities, since the Warrior C2S doesn't use CIUs. It converts a standard SLR camera into a Short Wave IR imager. The unit allows to look through clouds of dust, smoke and haze as well as it allows to take photographs in almost complete darkness. The resulting pictures are therefor not colored in the green/black, but in the IR typical white/black.
The units incorporate a 640HSX InGaAs array with a resolution of 640 x 512 px and a pixel pitch of 25µm for recording (that's 16 x 12.8 mm), and an 800 x 600 px SVGA display at the rear, that serves as relay display to be photo-captured by the camera's sensor.
Warrior C2S Features:
- SWIR range: 0.7 - 1.7µm
- power supply: 3x CR123A, will last for approx. 4h of continuous operation
- compatibility: has been tested with Canon EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III cameras
(I don't see a reason, why it shouldn't work with other Canon EOS models as well. At least the focal plane distance is identical. The only limitation will be the crop factor of APS-C and APS-H sized sensors.)
The products above and below as well are listed in the U.S. Munitions List USML-XII (c) and thus limited to export restrictions.