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Imperx AVI Aviation HD-SDI Cameras

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airplane cameras
cockpit cameras

The Imperx AVIATION (AVI) camera series is well suited for many aircraft applications such as monitoring/surveillance and crash recording. The most common applications such as UAV piloting, flight guidance, taxi aid, cabin surveillance, cockpit surveillance, cockpit door surveillance, cargo surveillance, in-flight entertainment cameras, Wing tip cameras and much more are just a short list of the aircraft imaging uses that the Imperx AVI Aviation cameras are suited for.  Harsh environments are no challenge for the AVI camera line. Industries served such as commercial airlines, military imaging, aerial mapping/guidance and more.  Imperx CMOS and CCD camera with rugged designs for aviation applications are developed and manufactured according to D0-160 standards, assuring operational reliability in all aspects.

The Imperx AVIATION (AVI) camera line consists of COTS cameras that have been certified as D0-160.  The AVI line includes AVI Indoor and AVI Outdoor models and can be installed in the Imperx Environmental Enclosures. Imperx Aviation D0-160 Policy: Official Aircraft Requirements Policy.pdf.

Environmental Enclosure

The Imperx AVI Aviation HD-SDI cameras can be manufactured in a housing for airborne/aviation applications. In the available IP 69 housing, the cameras will operate in wet conditions and distances up to 60,000 ft. altitude. These cameras are perfect for use in aviation, aerial imaging and or in areas where temperature and weather is constantly changing.   Environmental Enclosure Specifications.

Imperx Aviation Cameras

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Imperx cameras for aviation and airborne applications

Imperx manufactures advanced, rugged and extremely programmable cameras that are focused on the airborne/aviation 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 hour @ 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.

Imperx Aviation 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 Aviation Cameras

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

CCD Cameras For Aviation Applications

NEW Tiger Series ** THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR NEW DESIGNS. Last time buy: Feb. 15, 2020.

The Imperx, Inc. sensor experts are available to advise and support for any questions regarding last orders, replacement options and any sensor evaluations. The team will assist to secure existing projects before the Last Time Buy expires. For CCD offers, orders and individual solutions, please contact Imperx, Inc.
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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

Bobcat Series ** THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED FOR NEW DESIGNS. Last time buy: Feb. 15, 2020.

The Imperx, Inc. sensor experts are available to advise and support for any questions regarding last orders, replacement options and any sensor evaluations. The team will assist to secure existing projects before the Last Time Buy expires. For CCD offers, orders and individual solutions, please contact Imperx, Inc.
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ModelMegapixelResolutionSensorOpticalFPSAvailable Interfaces
B14101.4 MP1360 x 1024ICX-2852/3"30GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B19222 MP1940 x 1460ICX-6742/3"25GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, HD-SDI, CoaXPress
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
B23204 MP2336 x 1752KAI-040501.0"21GigE, PoE, Camera Link® Base, CoaXPress
B23404 MP2336 x 1752KAI-040501.0"41Camera Link® Medium
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
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 Aerospace Applications

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ModelMegapixelResolutionSensorOpticalFPSAvailable Interfaces
C1911-PoE2.86 MP1944 x 1472IMX-4292/3"40GigE Vision® (GigE) w/ PoE
C1911-SDI2 MP1920 x 1080IMX-4291/1.58"603G-SDI, HD-SDI
C19202 MP1920 x 1080IMX-174 1/1.2 "603G-SDI, HD-SDI
C19212.86 MP1944 x 1472IMX4212/3"174CLF
3 MP2064 x 1544IMX-2651/1.8"36PoE
2 MP1920 x 1080IMX-2651/2"603G-SDI, HD-SDI
C20203.1 MP2064 x 1544IMX-2521/1.8"148CameraLink®
C24005 MP2464 x 2056IMX-2642/3"22PoE
C24105 MP2464 x 2056IMX2642/3"22PoE
C24205 MP2464 x 2056IMX-2502/3"97CameraLink®
C2420YZ5 MP2464 x 2056IMX-250MZR2/3"97CameraLink® with polarization filters
C32107.1 MP3216 x 2208IMX4281.1"16PoE
C40109 MP4112 x 2176IMX2671"13.2PoE
C40209 MP4112 x 2176IMX-2551"57CameraLink®
C411012 MP4112 x 3008IMX3041.1"9.6PoE
C412012 MP4112 x 3008IMX-2531.1"42CameraLink®
C418012 MP4096 x 3072NOIP1XX012KA4/3"92CameraLink®, GigE, USB3 (U3V), PoCL Supported, CoaXPress®
C418116 MP4096 x 4096NOIP1XX016KAAPS-H68CameraLink®, GigE, USB3 (U3V), PoCL Supported, CoaXPress®
C518025 MP5120 x 5120NOIP1SXX25KAAPS-H44CameraLink®, GigE, USB3 (U3V), PoCL Supported, CoaXPress®, 10G GigE Vision® (10G)
C519025 MP5120 x 5120NOIP1SXX25KAAPS-H804-channel CXP-6 CoaXPress®
C642031 MP6464 x 4852IMX-342APS-C17CameraLink®, CoaXPress®, 10G GigE Vision® (10G)

Imperx: A Global Manufacturer & Supplier of Aerospace Cameras

Our AVIATION cameras are used throughout the world, including North America, Asia (China, Korea, Japan) Europe and India. Our AVIATION 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 AVIATION cameras are the leading global choice for the most demanding commercial applications, industrial, and military applications.

Imperx manufacturers rugged, heavy-duty AVIATION cameras for a variety of industrial, manufacturing & business applications. Our high resolution CCD  and CMOS cameras are available with resolutions up to 47 megapixels, and are available with a variety of interfaces, including CameraLink, GigE, USB3 Vision, 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, and CoaXPress. Our built-in imaging processing, wide dynamic range, flexible trigger/strobe options, 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 and CMOS Industrial and Ruggedized Cameras the global choice for commercial, industrial, and military AVIATION applications.

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