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High-Performance FAST Cameras

High-Performance FAST Cameras

The Telops FAST camera series feature the fastest infrared cameras on the market. Available from the shortwave to the very long wave infrared bands, these cameras can address a broad range of measurement needs and applications.

With their high sensitivity, their impressive temporal resolution and their proprietary automated exposure control (AEC), the FAST cameras are perfect for analyzing dynamic events, as in ballistics, combustion or experimental mechanics experiments.

The FAST cameras are also available in HD or Super HD formats in the midwave bands to provide high image quality.

Key Benefits

Fast and furious
The FAST series include the fastest cameras available on the market, up to 3 100 fps in full frame mode and 120 000 fps in subwindow.
Permanent calibration
The FAST cameras provide radiometrically calibrated measurements for all operating conditions from power-on.
Automatic exposure control
The camera self-adjusts exposure time depending on the scene, for best imaging.
4-position filter wheel
The FAST series feature a convenient 4-position filter wheel for ease of use in changing measurement scenarios.
Water and dust proof
Certified IP67 sealed enclosure, ideal for field measurements.

Examples of applications

Railway Inspection
Joowon Industrial in Korea uses multiple FAST cameras to observe hot spots on rails in order to prevent accidents.
Tensile testing
In this classic experimental mechanics test, a metallic sample is pulled from both ends to study its strength, elasticity and breaking point.
Combustion analysis
Here you can see the injection process in a Diesel-fuel engine supplied with a premixed methane-air charge. The piston’s crown is replaced by a sapphire window in order to carry out imaging of the combustion bowl. Images courtesy of Istituto Motori (CNR), Italy.
Cell Phone Button
This crisp image of an iPhone's print ID button was taken with a FAST HD camera equipped with a G1x lens.
Oil furnace inspection
Here a FAST camera was used to inspect defects in an oil furnace. Images courtesy of Torngats.
Ballistics impact
Here you can see the effects of a projectile hitting a composite material.
Hopkinson-Bar
In this other classic experimental mechanics test, a sample is compressed using a Split-Hopkinson Bar to study its resistance and behavior when subjected to a shock. In collaboration with the Structural Impact Laboratory (SIMLab) of the NTNU.
Heat transfer
In this video, a high-speed heat transfer measurement experiment is carried out between a falling droplet and a metallic surface stabilized at 0 °C. A FAST M3k was used with a G1x microscope lens.
Spectral range (µm) Detector Type Maximum Full Frame Rate (Hz) Maximum Frame Rate in Subwindow (Hz) Spatial Resolution (px) Pixel Size (µm) Number of Filters
FAST S1K 0.9 - 1.7 μm InGaAs 1000 109000 640 x 512 20 4
FAST S2K 0.9 - 1.7 InGaAs 1730 150000 640 x 512 20 No Filter
FAST S800 0.9 - 1.7 μm InGaAs 865 33000 640 x 512 20 No Filter
Shortwave Series (SWIR)
Spectral range (µm) Detector Type Maximum Full Frame Rate (Hz) Maximum Frame Rate in Subwindow (Hz) Spatial Resolution (px) Pixel Size (µm) Number of Filters
FAST M100k 3.0 - 4.9 MCT 115 120000 640 x 512 16 4
FAST M1K 1.5 - 5.4 InSb 1012 40000 640 x 512 25 4
FAST M1K (Opt.) 3.0 - 5.0 (Opt.) InSb 1012 40000 640 x 512 25 4
FAST M200 1.5 - 5.1 InSb 210 5600 640 x 512 15 4
FAST M2K 1.5 - 5.4 InSb 1900 90000 320 x 256 30 4
FAST M2K (Opt.) 3.0 - 5.0 (Opt.) InSb 1900 90000 320 x 256 30 4
FAST M350 1.5 - 5.4 InSb 355 4980 640 x 512 15 4
FAST M350 (Opt.) 3.0 - 5.0 (Opt.) InSb 355 4980 640 x 512 15 4
FAST M3K 1.5 - 5.4 InSb 3100 100000 320 x 256 30 4
FAST M3K (Opt.) 3.0 - 5.0 (Opt.) InSb 3100 100000 320 x 256 30 4
Midwave Series (MWIR)
Spectral range (µm) Detector Type Maximum Full Frame Rate (Hz) Maximum Frame Rate in Subwindow (Hz) Spatial Resolution (px) Pixel Size (µm) Number of Filters
FAST M1K-ln 1.5 - 5.4 InSb 1012 40000 640 x 512 25 4
FAST M1K-ln (Opt.) 3.0 - 5.0 (Opt.) InSb 1012 40000 640 x 512 25 4
Midwave LN2 Series (MWIR)
Spectral range (µm) Detector Type Maximum Full Frame Rate (Hz) Maximum Frame Rate in Subwindow (Hz) Spatial Resolution (px) Pixel Size (µm) Number of Filters
FAST M100hd 1.5 - 5.4 InSb 100 1200 1280 x 1024 10 4
FAST M100hd (Opt.) 3.0 - 5.0 (Opt.) InSb 100 1200 1280 x 1024 10 4
FAST M200hd 1.5 - 5.4 InSb 180 2180 1280 x 1024 10 4
FAST M200hd (Opt.) 3.0 - 5.0 (Opt.) InSb 180 2180 1280 x 1024 10 4
FAST M2Shd 1.5 - 5.4 InSb 50 1375 1920 x 1536 10 4
FAST M3Shd 1.5 - 5.4 InSb 90 2480 1520 x 1536 10 4
HD and Super HD Series (MWIR)
Spectral range (µm) Detector Type Maximum Full Frame Rate (Hz) Maximum Frame Rate in Subwindow (Hz) Spatial Resolution (px) Pixel Size (µm) Number of Filters
FAST L200 7.7 - 9.3 MCT 230 17200 640 x 512 15 4
FAST V1K 7.5 - 11.5 SLS 1012 40000 640 x 512 25 4
FAST V350 7.5 - 11.5 SLS 345 14100 320 x 256 30 4
Longwave and Very Long Wave Series (LWIR)
25-mm lens
For wide-field-of-view applications.
50-mm lens
For medium-field-of-view applications.
100-mm lens
For narrow-field-of-view applications.
200-mm lens
For long-distance applications.
G1x lens
Telops-designed 1X Microscope
G4x lens
4X Microscope