Imperx - Industrial Cameras
Aerial Imaging CamerasImperx manufactures advanced, rugged and extremely programmable cameras that are focused on the airborne market. These cameras feature a thermally optimized design, 14-bit A/D and 8, 10, 12 or 14-bit output selectable to suit the selection of 60db to 72db of dynamic range the sensors provide. Our highest resolution cameras are built with the TRUESENSE interline transfer sensors and include color, monochrome or Sparse CFA options to suit your needs.

Imperx cameras deliver worry free use with an extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C and shock/vibration performance of 1000G/100G. The IMPERX design is a MIL SPEC 810F product that has a MTBF > 660,000 hours @ 40°C. The extremely low power and small design is effective in small spaces and has a configurable mounting design and selectable mount option to support almost any lens on the market.


Imperx offers several ways to have a multi-camera system communicate with flight computers and with precision methods for knowing precisely where the image was taken. By offering multiple inputs and outputs, we allow the user synchronization capabilities, IMU and GPS communication and precise control of exposure. The user can communicate with the camera with H- and V-Sync pulses to perfectly match the timing of the airborne system with other cameras. Imperx also provides signals such as camera integrating, camera ready, center strobe pulse, trigger pass through and more for flight computer, metadata and image geo-rectification.


Imperx cameras feature auto exposure and auto gain designed around airborne imaging use. Since airborne imaging or mapping revolves around 1 to 2 frames per second, it is more challenging for the user to determine the intensity of the next frame. IMPERX provides a fast convergence with histogram for a smooth transition, but extremely accurate exposure/gain control. The user can define the maximum amount of exposure time for the camera to properly throttle the gain for the optimal average intensity without motion smear. The AEC and AGC algorithms allow the user to set average intensity vs. maximum intensity of the image as well as a user definable area to normalize the light intensity around.

Image Enhancements

Imperx knows the most important part of airborne imaging is the ability to identify what is being imaged. Imperx cameras have 12-bit look up tables to allow the user to configure the contrast of the image to suit their needs. Whether the user needs simple single knee point corrections through complex 3d LUTs, the camera will do the adjustments on-board. In addition to the advanced look up tables, the camera will handle color adjustments and real time auto white balance, flat field correction and noise correction. For extreme users, Imperx features digital bit shifting to provide the location of the most significant bits.

Aerial Camera Features:

  • 8, 10, 12 or 14 bit selectable output, 24-bit RGB
  • Programmable exposure with 1 µs precision
  • Auto Exposure/Auto Gain
  • 7 programmable Regions of Interest
  • Auto-iris
  • Iris, Focus, Zoom motorized lens control
  • Multiple triggering modes, PIV support
  • 12-bit LUTs
  • Auto White Balance
  • MTBF > 660,000 hours @ 40˚C
  • Up to 4 inputs, 2 outputs
  • Up to 8x horizontal & vertical binning
  • Operating temperature -40˚C to +85˚C
  • Shock > 1000g, Vibration > 100g
  • Auto Tap Balance & Pixel Correction

Imperx Line Of Aerial Mapping & Persistent Surveillance Cameras

(Below are the most popular cameras used for aerial imaging military applications.
Contact Imperx for detailed specifications on these or other camera models.)

CCD Cameras For Aerial Imaging Applications

NEW Tiger Series

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ModelMegapixelResolutionSensorOpticalFPSAvailable Interfaces
T20404 MP2048 x 2048KAI-040704/3"34Camera Link® Medium, CoaXPress
T33408 MP3296 x 2472KAI-080514/3"21Camera Link® Medium, CoaXPress
T36408.6 MP3600 x 2400KAI-08670APS-H15Camera Link® Medium, CoaXPress
16 MP4880 x 3232KAI-1607035mm7.9Camera Link® Medium, CoaXPress
T494016 MP4896 x 3264KAI-16050APS-H8.8 Camera Link® Medium, CoaXPress
T664029 MP6576 x 4384KAI-2905035mm4.9 Camera Link® Medium, CoaXPress
T664129 MP6576 x 4384KAI-2905235mm4.9Camera Link® Medium, CoaXPress
T804043 MP8064 x 5360KAI-43140 35mm2.7Camera Link®, Camera Link® Medium, CoaXPress
T881047 MP8856 x 5280KAI-47051645 (1.1x)3.2Camera Link® Medium
T882047 MP8856 x 5280KAI-47051645 (1.1x)6.5Camera Link® Full
T904050 MP10440 x 5280KAI-5014051.7mm4Camera Link® Medium, CoaXPress

Trusted Bobcat Series

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ModelMegapixelResolutionSensorOpticalFPSAvailable Interfaces
B13101.3 MP1280 x 960ICX-4451/3"39GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B14101.4 MP1360 x 1024ICX-2852/3"30GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B16202 MP1600 x 1200KAI-20201.0"44GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B19212 MP1920 x 1080 KAI-021502/3"39GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, HD-SDI, CoaXPress
B19222 MP1940 x 1460ICX-6742/3"25GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, HD-SDI, CoaXPress
B19422 MP1940 x 1460ICX-6742/3"54Camera Link® Medium
B20204 MP2048 x 2048KAI-040224/3"20GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B20214 MP2048 x 2048KAI-040704/3"17GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B20414 MP2048 x 2048KAI-040704/3"34Camera Link® Medium
B25105 MP2448 x 2050ICX-6552/3"9.6GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B25205 MP2448 x 2050ICX-6252/3"16.0GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B27206 MP2750 x 2200ICX-6941.0"12.7GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B27406 MP2750 x 2200ICX-6941.0"25.4Camera Link® Medium
B33208 MP3296 x 2472KAI-080504/3"10.6GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B33408 MP3296 x 2472KAI-080504/3"21Camera Link® Medium
B34209 MP3388 x 2712ICX-8141.0"8.6GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B34409 MP3388 x 2712ICX-8141.0"17.2Camera Link® Medium
B482016 MP4872 x 3248KAI-1600043mm4.2GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B482116 MP4896 x 3264KAI-1605032.36mm4.2GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B482216 MP4864 x 3232KAI-1607043mm4.1GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B484116 MP4896 x 3264KAI-1605032.36mm8.8Camera Link® Medium
B484216 MP4864 x 3232KAI-1607043mm7.9Camera Link® Medium
B662029 MP6576 x 4384KAI-2905043mm2.4GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B664029 MP6576 x 4384KAI-2905043mm4.7Camera Link® Medium

CMOS Cameras For Aerial Applications

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ModelMegapixelResolutionSensorOpticalFPSAvailable Interfaces
C19112.86 MP1944 x 1472IMX-4292/3"40GigE Vision® (GigE) w/ PoE
C19202 MP1920 x 1080IMX-174 1/1.2 "603G-SDI, HD-SDI
3 MP2064 x 1544IMX-2651/1.8"36PoE
2 MP1920 x 1080IMX-2651/2"603G-SDI, HD-SDI
C20203.1 MP2064 x 1544IMX-2551/1.8"148CameraLink®
C24005 MP2464 x 2056IMX-2642/3”22PoE
C24205 MP2464 x 2056IMX-2502/3"97CameraLink®
6 MP2832 x 2128KAC-060401"129CameraLink®, PoCL, USB3 Vision (U3V)
C40209 MP4112 x 2176IMX-2551"57CameraLink®
12 MP4000 x 3000KAC-120404/3"67CameraLink®, PoCL, USB3 Vision (U3V)
C412012 MP4112 x 3008IMX-2531.1"42CameraLink®
C418012 MP4096 x 3072NOIP1XX012KA4/3"67CameraLink®, PoCL, USB3 Vision (U3V), GigE Vision (GigE)
C418116 MP4096 x 4096NOIP1XX016KAAPS-H50CameraLink®, PoCL, USB3 Vision (U3V), GigE Vision (GigE)
C518025 MP5120 x 5120NOIP1SXX25KAAPS-H32CameraLink®, PoCL, USB3 Vision (USB3), GigE Vision (GigE)

Imperx: A Global Manufacturer & Supplier Of Aerial Mapping Cameras

Our Aerial Mapping Cameras are used throughout the world, including North America, Asia (China, Korea, Japan) Europe and India. Our Aerial Mapping Cameras are globally recognized for their rugged quality, high-resolution, high-speed and numerous programmable features. With 14 different output modes and numerous triggering choices, Imperx Aerial Mapping Cameras are the leading global choice for the most demanding commercial applications.

Imperx manufacturers rugged, heavy-duty Aerial Mapping Cameras for a variety of industrial, manufacturing & business applications, including optical inspection, LCD inspection (Dead Pixel cameras), Line scan, medical imaging (endoscopy, microscopes), military, aerial mapping. Our high resolution CCD cameras are available with resolutions up to 29 mega-pixel, and are available with a variety of interfaces, including CameraLink, Gige, and CoaXPress. Our bult-in imaging processing, built-in programmable corrections, auto-exposure, auto-gain, auto-Iris control, and programmable exposure with precision up to one microsecond make Imperx high speed CCD Industrial Cameras the global choice for commercial, industrial, and military applications.