What is a (mechanical) shutter and why does the camera needs this?

The mechanical shutter is an internal reference which the microbolometer requires to compensate on e.g. pixel drifts. Basically it is a black reference which is put in front of the detector, which takes reference images and corrrects the pixel drift.

Mechanical shutter of Xenics camera
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Указания по применению
Electroluminescense analysis using SWIR cameras speeds up the development of solar cells Electroluminescence analysis accelerates thin-film solar cell development
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The protection of archeological treasures by infrared cameras within the EU Firesense project. Thanks to the EU Firesense project, various visible and infrared cameras have been tested for the early detection of wildfires to protect archeological treasures.
Cheetah-640 for high speed SWIR imaging at BiOS & Photonics West We demonstrate the world's fastest InGaAs SWIR camera at BiOS & Photonics West (2008)

World's first InGaAs camera photon emission microscope

Xenics enabled Semicaps to realize the world's first InGaAs camera photon emission microscope in 2004. Since then Xenics and sInfraRed have supported us in our endeavors for better sensitivity and resolution in photon and thermal emission microscopy.

Chua Choon Meng, CEO Semicaps