FLI ML4022-C Cooled Color CCD Telescope Camera

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FLI ML4022-C Cooled Color CCD Telescope Camera

The FLI MicroLine ML4022-C Color CCD Camera has No Mechanical Shutter

About the FLI MicroLine CCD Camera Series: Goodbye Goliath! MicroLine CCD cameras are smaller and lighter-weight than the competition, but outperforms them in key areas such as noise, frame quality, download speeds, bit-depth, and CCD cooling.

Fast download speeds: Each component of the FLI MicroLine camera is designed and manufactured for a long life in the most demanding conditions. All major components are CNC machined and you're looking at only the highest-quality electrical components and circuit boards with logo, serial number, and focal plane indicators laser-etched on the surface - not printed. FLI designed photo-etched stainless-steel shutters are field-serviceable should they ever encounter damage and the sensor is hermetically sealed from dust and moisture.

Small form factor: At 3.7 x 3.7 x 5-inches (HWL), the FLI MicroLine is a small camera with big camera capabilities! The MicroLine improves upon the highly successful FLI MaxCam design in a number of key areas including cooling, download speeds, clear aperture, and sensor capability.

Cooling: The FLI MicroLine's robust cooling design achieves a sustainable cooling performance of 50 to 55-degrees C below ambient. The camera's CCD can be operated at Neg.30-degrees C with typical room temperatures and without the need for water cooling (sold as a separate option, visit the Accessories section for a list of choices) or special cooling sequences. Simply set the MicroLine cooling where you want it and the camera will do the rest - quickly and worry-free.

Conventional imaging cameras move the image data directly from the image sensor to the USB port, making them susceptible to added artifacts due to PC processing tasks, processor speed, and other PC-related issues. The MicroLine avoids these issues with its internal frame buffer, thus allowing an image to be quickly read out and downloaded to the PC. This allows the PC to take the image at whatever speed it is capable of without introducing any artifacts to the image.

When it comes the FLI MicroLine, you get system compatibility and mounting options as well as mechanical shutter, liquid cooling, and Anti-Dew Technology options that will help you trick out your camera the way you want it. The MicroLine line of CCD cameras is compatible with all FLI imaging accessories, including the Precision line of Color Filter Wheels and Digital Focusers. MicroLine camera adapters are available for microscope, telescope and machine vision connectivity. Scroll down for a list of available time-of-purchase options for this camera model and sensor combination.

 

FLI MicroLine CCD Camera Series Features: 
  • Storage temperature range: Neg.50-degrees C to Plus100-degrees C
  • Operation temperature range: Neg.40-degrees C to Plus50-degrees C
  • Relative humidity operating range: 95-percent
  • Heavy weight performance in a 2.8-pound package with Liquid and Air Cooled bases
  • RBI Annihilator Standard and AR Coated Windows
  • Video mode with interline sensors and Small Footprint (3.7 x 3.7 x 5-inches)
  • Power requirements: 12V - Reaches operating temperatures in 5 minutes!
  • Ideal for X-ray Applications, Astronomical Imaging, Scientific Imaging, Medical Applications, and Forensic Applications.

 

The Kodak KAI-4022 Color Imaging Sensor:  is a high-performance 4-million pixel sensor designed for a wide range of medical, scientific and machine vision applications.

The 7.4 micron square pixels with micro-lenses provide high sensitivity and the large full well capacity results in high dynamic range.

The two high-speed outputs and binning capabilities allow for 16-50 frames per second (fps) video rate for the progressively scanned images.

The vertical overflow drain structure provides anti-blooming protection and enables electronic shuttering for precise exposure control.

Other features include low dark current, negligible lag, and low smear. 

 

Kodak KAI-4022 Color Sensor Features:

  • High resolution, high sensitivity and high dynamic range
  • Low noise architecture and high frame rate
  • Binning capability for higher frame rate and electronic shutter
  • Industrial inspection and scientific imaging applications
  • Total Number of Pixels: 2112 (H) x 2072 (V)
  • Number of Effective Pixels: 2056 (H) x 2062 (V)
  • Number of Active Pixels: 2048 (H) x 2048 (V)
  • Pixel Size: 7.4 microns (H) x 7.4 microns (V)
  • Active Image Size: 15.15 mm (H) x 15.15 mm (V) 21.43 mm (diagonal)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1:1 - Number of Outputs: 1 or 2
  • Charge Capacity: 40,000e - Output Sensitivity: 33 mV/e
  • Peak Quantum Efficiency (KAI-04022-CBA) BGR: 45-percent, 42-percent, 35-percent
  • Read Noise (f=10MHz): 9 electrons, rms
  • Dark Current: Less than 0.5 nA/cm2 
  • Dark Current Doubling Temperature: 7-degrees C
  • Dynamic Range: 72 dB - Charge Transfer Efficiency: Over 0.99999
  • Blooming Suppression: 300X - Smear: Neg.80 dB - Image Lag:
  • Maximum Frame Rates: 8 fps (single output) - 16 fps (dual output)

 

Available Separate Options For This FLI MicroLine Camera System: 

  • 25 mm Mechanical Shutter Option
  • 45 mm Mechanical Shutter Option
  • 63.5 mm Mechanical Shutter Option
  • Anti-Dew Technology (ADT) Option - Available for all Microline cameras with the 63.5 mm shutter, so if you want this option on this camera, you will need to purchase the 63.5 mm shutter option as well. In most environments, the temperature of camera window will be above the dew point. In some cases dew may form on the outside of the camera window due to the combination of high humidity, ambient temperature and the window temperature. The ADT corrects this problem, allowing for operation in very humid environments.
  • Standard Liquid Cooling Option: For applications that require the ultimate in cooling and/or require heat dissipation to occur away from the camera body.
  • Liquid Cooling Option with Double Shut-Off: For applications that require the ultimate in cooling and/or require heat dissipation to occur away from the camera body but with the added feature of double-shut off valves.
  • Liquid Cooling Option with Dry Disconnect: For applications that require the ultimate in cooling and/or require heat dissipation to occur away from the camera body but with the added feature of dry disconnect valves.

If you would like any of the options listed in the above information, please visit the Accessories section to see a full list of options. If you aren't sure which options are best for your set-up, please feel free to contact us by email or phone at 1-800-483-6287 and we will be happy to put together a custom package just for you! Thank you.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

ADC16 bit
Back focus16.5mm
Bayer MatrixColor
Camera ConnectionC mount
Camera SeriesFLI Microline
CCD ClassStandard
CooledCooled
Delta T55°C Below Ambient
Full Rez Frame Rate8fps
ManufacturerFLI
Max Frame Rate16fps
Mega Pixels8.3 mp
Peak QE45%
Pixel Array3326 x 2504
Pixel Size7.4 microns
Power Consumption12V
Read Noise9e
Sensor DesignInterline Transfer
Sensor Diagonal30.8mm
Sensor ManufacturerTruesense formerly Kodak
Sensor TypeCCD
SensorKodak KAI 04022
Warranty1 Year Warranty
Weight2.8 lbs

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • What is the back focus? Thanks.

    From the sensor to the 2"-24 thread at the end of the metal housing is 23.7mm. If you are using an FLI filter wheel, the last 8.0mm of the camera sinks into the filter wheel so that the camera only adds 15.7mm.