20 Feb 2018
This exceptional resolution and throughput makes Falcon4 cameras ideally suited to aerial imaging applications, especially oblique camera implementation. However when used in traditional vision applications this resolution reveals details that could not be seen using lower resolution cameras.
The global shutter ensures smear-free capture of images at high-speed and exposure control with no need for a mechanical shutter. Challenging applications include:
For applications that do not need the full 86 Mpixel resolution, windowing allows lower resolution imaging at higher frame rates.
The versatile sensor can also be operated in rolling shutter mode with correlated double sampling to reduce fixed pattern noise. It features large 6 micron pixels which offer both high sensitivity and large full well capacity, giving a high dynamic range (63 dB rolling shutter, 57 dB global shutter) for imaging over a wide range of light levels. Even higher dynamic range can be achieved using frame averaging. The sensor also has excellent NIR sensitivity.
The camera has been developed to a high specification and includes functionality built-in to optimise image quality, such as:
The Falcon4 camera is fully GenICam compliant and features a single link Camera Link HS data interface to handle the high volume of data generated (129 MB/frame (12 bit), and high data transfer rates 2.1 GB/s @ 16 fps (12bit)). Data transfer is possible over distances up to 10 m using copper cable.
Teledyne DALSA is one of the largest companies serving the machine vision industry and is unique in that it is vertically integrated; from sensor design and manufacture, through image capture and processing, to software for imaging optimisations and analysis.