Image Intensifier Characterization

We offer a characterization service for image intensifier tubes and cameras in the 350–1000 nm range.

Systems are characterized under normal operating conditions according to various imaging performance standards, including gain, temporal noise, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), modulation transfer function (MTF), non-uniformities, and spectral response.

We pay special attention to spatial and dynamic system behavior. More generally, all our assemblies feature flexible designs able to reproduce real‑life lighting conditions. High-resolution acquisition of temporal responses makes it possible to identify autogating behavior. The system’s operating temperature can be controlled to reproduce actual operating conditions.

Our extended illumination range (spanning over 10 orders of magnitude), high-temporal-resolution dynamic analysis, and ability to reproduce specific operating conditions put us a cut above the rest.

We specialize in standard and custom characterizations of intensifying cameras, specifically in intensifying tubes and binoculars. Our technology is ideally suited to applications in a range of fields, including:

  • Military systems
  • Search and rescue
  • Night vision systems
  • Security and surveillance
  • Remote sensing

To fully assess a system’s suitability for a given application, other characteristics can be also measured, including power consumption (consumption/battery life in relation to ambient temperature), optical parameters (field of vision, distortion, and magnification), and shock and vibration resistance.

The assembly can also be used for visible camera characterization. For cameras and detectors that operate in the SWIR band, the spectral range of the characterization assembly extends up to 1.8 µm.