Device-ALab Infrared Imaging and Thermal Camera Cores
Device-ALab develops high-performance infrared imaging and data conversion solutions for military applications.
We now mainly specialise in the manufacture and supply of OEM camera cores for use in electro-optical systems and subsystems used in the defence industry, as well as other demanding civil applications.
Device-ALab is a customer-oriented company that also offers customisable products to suit a wide range of client requirements. We operate from a dedicated design and engineering facility in Grenoble, France, and involve EU-based qualified sub-contractors.
Advanced infrared imaging for military environments
Device-ALab supplies state-of-the-art infrared imaging camera cores to a wide range of clients in the defence sector. Our products feature an extensive range of interfaces, frame rates, product grades, and configurations to ensure any requirement can be fulfilled.
Infrared imaging has become a critical tool for the accurate detection and identification of targets during military operations, and the success of missions can depend on the quality of equipment in operation.
Our infrared imaging solutions are innovative, highly reliable and simple-to-use, featuring some of the latest and most advanced infrared technology available on the market. For instance, with a frame rate of up to 120Hz and optimal Noise Equivalent Temperature Difference (NETD) as good as 30mK, our solutions can improve detection, recognition, identification, and system capabilities.
Infrared imaging solution for defence operations
Device-ALab offers cutting-edge long-wave infrared (LWIR) solutions, including microbolometer-based LWIR modules for thermal imaging.
Product ranges are today composed of modules and engine cores, with resolutions ranging from 80×80 pixels to 1,024×760 pixels with 17µm pitch (SmartIR series).
As for thermal cores based on 12µm pixel pitch-detectors (IrLugX® series), 320×240 pixels model is ready while higher resolution cameras up to 1280×1024 pixels are under preparation.
Device-ALab solutions also feature optional proprietary shutterless technology, meaning the camera can capture high-quality low-flicker images without the need for a mechanical shutter. This ensures that image quality always remains stable despite variations in operating temperature. This is a key differentiator of Device-ALab products, together with the ultra-low noise of the electronics in the camera.
Device-ALab products are specially designed for use in harsh military environments and are certified to MIL-STD 810G standards.
Innovative data interface and software solutions
We offer both analogue (PAL/NTSC) and digital (BT656, YCbCr, 3G-SDI, USB, CameraLink) data interfaces. Our products also provide access to raw signals (with formats such as RAW, Mono16), a feature of high-importance for pure computer-vision systems such as Missile Approach Warning Systems (MAWS), or automated obstacle or movement detection.
Device-ALab’s easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI) software allows users to optimally adjust the camera setting points and capture images directly from the system. The solution can be easily and effectively implemented onto existing operating systems.
A software development kit is also available for calibration and image processing requirements. The kit is compatible with the latest Windows, Linux (and to some extent, also Android) operating systems.
Infrared cameras for military platforms
Device-ALab’s solutions are particularly effective on large military equipment such as armoured vehicles or ground-based monitoring platforms. The low-latency of our cameras is crucial for crew in real-time applications such as Advanced Driver Vision System (ADAS) or Local Situational Awareness Solutions (LSAS).
The flexibility of our cameras also means they can be integrated into portable devices for dismounted soldier, such as monoculars or goggles, as well as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and robots. Low-latency is again important here for any image-fusion systems, typically Visible+LWIR.
Taking advantage of their small weight and power (SWaP) design, Device-ALab also has references in payloads of airborne and space missions where reliability is at stake.
EU-based supply chain with short lead times
As an EU-based supplier of OEM cameras, Device-ALab can provide guaranteed short lead times to clients across Europe. We also have strong ties to clients in the Middle East and Asia.
Products and Services
Device-ALab, the French specialist of high-performance uncooled infrared cameras, and ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales), the French national aerospace research centre, have signed an agreement to collaborate on design, characterisation, and implementation of TEC-less infrared cameras.Read more
Device-ALab, a Europe-based specialist supplier of low noise infrared cores, has released SmartIR1M0E, the smallest ever megapixel thermal camera core capable of 120 frames per second.Read more