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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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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