Uncooled 2-12µm Infrared Camera

Uncooled Vox Microbolometer FPA Based

Captures 2-12µm Without Need to Refocus

Utilizes LightPath’s Proprietary BlackDiamond Glass


  • Uncooled infrared camera, covering the entire 2-12µm range
  • VGA (640 x 480) Resolution
  • Achromatic Lens Design – does not require re-focusing for different wavelengths
  • Standard model comes with 19mm, F/1.1 lens. Other lenses available upon request.
  • CameraLink video output. Other options available upon request.
  • Low weight, <500 grams
  • Utilized LightPath’s Proprietary Infrared Glasses


Format 640 x 480 pixels, 17 µm Pixels
Detector Uncooled Microbolometer
Spectral Range 2 – 12 µm
Frame Rate 30 fps (60 fps and 9 fps optional)
Video Output CameraLink (USB 3.0, and other options available)
Controls USB Communication, GUI software
Focal Length 19 mm
F/# 1.1
Field of View 24° x 32°
Warm Up Time 2.5 seconds
Input Voltage 5-18 V DC
Size 2” x 2” x 3” Camera; Lens Ø1”, 1” Length
Weight <500 grams
Power Consumption < 1.1 Watt
Mechanical Mounting ¼-20
Lens Mount M25 x 0.5
Connector CameraLink, 
NETD <50mK for LWIR; <110mK for MWIR

*Standard lens shipped with camera, other lenses available upon request

Application Examples

Smoldering detection:

  • Uncooled LWIR cameras that are currently used in firefighting can see through smoke but cannot image smoldering well
  • Smoldering often remains after the flames are extinguished. In wildfires, smoldering of biomass can linger for days or weeks after flaming has ceased
  • Today, imaging of smoldering is done using cooled MWIR or SWIR cameras
  • Image captured with MANTIS shows smoldering after the fire was extinguished with water

Flames and Missile Detection:

  • Currently requires cooled MWIR cameras
  • While uncooled LWIR can detect heat, MANTIS can image both heat and the flames, resulting in higher detection rate, at longer distances
  • Top image shows SpaceX Falcon 9 images from 13 miles away, using MANTIS with a 19mm lens
  • Bottom images show an example of MANTIS imaging both the heat of a pot on a stove, as well as the flames from burning propane

Long-Range Detection:

  • Atmospheric aberrations are lower in the MWIR (3-5µm) in comparison to LWIR (8-12µm), leading to cooled MWIR cameras often used for long range imaging
  • MANTIS’s sensitivity in the mid wave range allows it to image hot objects from far greater distances than any uncooled camera in the market
  • Image demonstrates MANTIS’s ability to image a high altitude passenger jet, clearly, even with a low magnification, 19mm lens

Muzzle Flash Detection:

  • Muzzle flashes, whether from rifles or cannons, act as a gray body with most of the energy in the 2-5µm spectral range
  • Currently, muzzle flashes can be detected with acoustic sensors, or cooled MWIR cameras
  • Leveraging its broadband sensitivity from 2µm to 12 µm, MANTIS can be used to detect and identify muzzle flashes, as seen in the image captured using MANTIS, at a shooting range



Rob Myers

Product Manager