Specim OWL LWIR Spectral Camera

Cryogenically-cooled MCT detector for the 8-12µm thermal range 

The OWL camera from Specim covers the LWIR spectral range (8-12 µm).  The OWL uses a cryogenically-cooled MCT detector and has 384 spatial pixels. The OWL benefits from a high number of spectral bands, high spectral resolution, fast frame rate and temperature stabilised optics. It is also commonly used in airborne applications.


  • Geological mapping
  • Mineral classification
  • Volcanology
  • Water temperature
  • Camouflage detection
  • Gas detection
  • Flame analysis
  • Land cover type recognition

Even on a pitch dark night – in ambient temperatures even sub freezing or tropical conditions; Specim’s OWL is able to perform chemical imaging!


  • 8-12 µm spectral range
  • 384 spatial pixels
  • 84 spectral bands
  • 100 nm spectral resolution
  • 100 fps

Ben Parker

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