ArrayTec™ Filter Arrays Introduced
Materion Precision Optics Offers Unique Choices for Customers
A new family of ArrayTec™ filter arrays in a range of designs to meet individual customer needs has been introduced by Materion Precision Optics. Added to its currently available “Custom” line are the new “Standard” and “Select” categories, all high resolution imaging arrays used in demanding space and multi-spectral defense and commercial applications. Each filter array construction offers distinct advantages as to customization, size, assembly, price and lead-time.
Select an Optimal Filter Array
Customers now have the option to choose a commercial off-the-shelf “Standard” filter array, a semi-customized “Select” filter array or a fully “Custom” filter array. In selecting the best filter array for their application, criteria such as balancing better system performance with complexity, cost and lead time can be considered. The following compares features of the three filter array types.
|Construction||Pre-assembled Bands||Pick bands from stock, built to suit||Custom-built specified bands|
|Size/Modifications||Bands pre-assembled||Cut to size from stock||Customized size and type|
|Specifications||8 standard visible bands/Standard stray light control||Choose up to 8 out of 12 bands and one aperture mask/Enhanced stray light control||Completely customer specified from UV to LWIR/Maximized stray light control|
|*Lead-time||2-4 Weeks||6-8 Weeks||16-20 Weeks|
*Note: Estimated lead-times subject to change.
Expanded Markets & Applications
Materion Precision Optics is the leading manufacturer of complex optical filters in the industry. Its filter array technology improves performance and reduces size and weight, while its novel techniques for stray light control provide superior image quality. These innovations led to the replacement of single wavelength, discrete filters in most multi-spectral, space-based instruments. ArrayTec filter arrays “Standard” and “Select” options will allow this technology to be used in a broader set of commercial applications such as Pico-satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, hand-held spectroscopy, color matching, and mobile sensing applications.