How can a user control the mechanical shutter to assure his image?

By factory default the shutter is initialized when the temperature at the detector changes by 0,5°C. An additional timing elaps function is also implemented and can also be activated. When a camera has just been started it will get to his working temperature. During this time the detector will warm-up and will be shuttered several times to assure the quality of the image. When the detector temperature is stable within +/- 0,5°C , it will not shutter again.

Shutter drawing

Extreme compact size and low weight

Given the extremely compact size and low weight of the Xenics XS-1.7-320 SWIR camera it was extremely easy to integrate it into our existing optical setup.

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