Lynred, a provider of high-quality infrared detectors for the aerospace, defence and commercial markets, announces the launch of Galatea MW, one of the most compact and low power consumption infrared (IR) detectors on the market. Its SWaP (Size, Weight and Power) design enhances the autonomy and performance of battery powered devices.
Galatea MW, which optimises the balance between performance and miniaturisation, is well suited for applications where payload or mobility is critical. These include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and tactical infantry, such as Thermal Weapon Sights or Handheld Thermal Imaging (HHTI) equipment.
Infrared detector market
“With rising demand for surveillance systems and portable solutions for defence applications, Galatea offers the perfect combination of performance and miniaturisation. It presents the best in SWaP features for the infrared detector market,” said Jean-Yves Dussaud, Chief Marketing Officer at Lynred.
Galatea MW is easy to integrate, compatible with existing optics and user-friendly in every aspect"
“Besides its small form factor, Galatea MW is easy to integrate, compatible with existing optics and user-friendly in every aspect. Initial feedback from customers underscores the confidence we have in the strong potential of this product. We look forward to showcasing this exciting solution at DSEI in London this week." Galatea MW aims at providing solutions for any device where miniaturisation, battery life and weight matter in defence and surveillance applications.
Achieving strategic objectives
One of the most critical areas is equipment for soldiers. As military tactical HHTI are becoming increasingly central to achieving strategic objectives in field operations, they need to be reliable and optimised for power management. Equipment that is easily portable is key to enhancing soldier mobility.
To enable an overall reduction in equipment payload and a gain in mission autonomy Lynred has optimised Galatea, a cooled 15-micron mid-wavelength IR detector, in three key areas:
- Low power consumption < 3 DC watts, to reduce battery size and lower its weight.
- Lightweight < 230g, to improve portability and mobility.
- Equivalent volume ~230cm³ (~96x50x48 mm), to ease integration and improve ergonomics.
Other product features:
- MW Blue – 3.6 µm -4.2 µm.
- Time to operation: < 3 mins.
- Cryogenic Cooler: RMs1 (THALES Cryogenic).
- Compact dewar.
- Integrated proximity card.
- Cooler regulation card.
Lynred will display Galatea MW at DSEI in London, UK, September 14 – 17, in hall 1, booth 412.