FLI Proline 16050 Grade 1 Monochrome CCD Camera - No Mechanical Shutter

More Views

FLI Proline 16050 Grade 1 Monochrome CCD Camera - No Mechanical Shutter
Item # FL-PL16050-1
0 Questions(s)

Special Order

  • This FLI Proline PL16050 Grade 1 CCD Camera uses the 16 megapixel KAI-16050 Interline Transfer sensor from Truesense. This high frame rate, high sensitivity monochrome, progressive scan chip sports a 4964 x 3332 pixel array to resolve fine details.
  • Up to 12 MHz digitization gives you fast image capture with full 16-bit resolution.
  • Enjoy low-noise imaging with the FLI Proline 16050 due to thermoelectric cooling to 55-degrees C below ambient.
  • Flexible binning and readout, a USB 2.0 interface for fast data transfer, and excellent quantum efficiency are also yours when you choose the PL16050 Camera from FLI.
  • There are several options you can add to your Proline camera at the time of purchase. Check out the available options on the right side of the page, and if you have any questions, please contact us and we will be glad to help you make the best choices for your telescope and desired applications.


FLI Proline 16050 Monochrome Interline Transfer CCD Camera

About the FLI Proline Camera System

The FLI ProLine Imaging System is the new standard-bearer in CCD camera efficiency and flexibility. As the forerunner of FLI's imaging systems, Proline cameras provide user-defined download rates, cooling base configuration options, and an independent hermetically-sealed chamber for the CCD and electronics. All of the most important elements of the FLI Proline are CNC machined for longevity, even under the most stressful conditions. The ProLine base / heat sink, front flange, and shutter housing are each assembled from a lone fragment of high-grade aluminum. Since the Proline fan cover is also part of the base assembly, it too is CNC machined! Electrical printed circuit boards employ only top-of-the-line components and are shielded from severe atmospheric conditions, removing the need for conformal coatings.

By allowing the user to choose from an array of extremely fast download speeds, the Proline breaks new ground. For focusing, you can download images at 12 megapixels per second, meaning you can download an unbinned image to your PC in as little as as one second! With imaging in mind, the download rate can be decreased to reduce noise in the final image. The Proline will function at -30ºC with ambient temperatures reaching 35ºC (84ºF) for lowest dark current and its attendant noise, thanks to a continuous 55ºC cooling performance. Although additional cooling or cooling sequence is not needed, a liquid cooling option is available if a wider range is desired.

Traditional imaging cameras transfer image data directly from the sensor to the USB port, rendering them exposed to added artifacts due to PC-related concerns such as processing tasks and processor speed. Each FLI Proline CCD camera features internal memory capability, allowing the imaging chip to be read quickly and downloaded to your PC. Because of this, your PC can take the image at its own highest level of proficiency without introducing any unwanted visual anomalies. The Proline image sensor is precisely coordinated so that the imaging chip is perpendicular to the optical path without shims or other post-assembly corrections due to a sophisticated design and refined production methods. This is vital as chips get bigger to guarantee the entire frame of your image is in focus.

FLI Proline 16050 Class 1 CCD Camera Features...

  • Includes Grade 1 Truesense KAI-16050 Monochrome CCD Sensor, with 4896 X 3264 pixel array and a pixel size of 5.5μm
  • Sensor Cooling up to 55°C below ambient (air cooled)
  • Interline Sensor Operation at 12 MHz (16-bit)
  • Full Frame Sensor Operation up to 14 MHz (16-bit)
  • Separate On-Board A2D for Lowest Noise (1 MHz)
  • Excellent Linearity
  • Dual Super Coated AR Window
  • Air Cooled Base
  • RBI Anti-Ghosting Technology standard
  • Video Mode with Interline Sensors
  • Reaches Operating Temperatures in 5 Minutes!

About the Truesense KAI-16050 Grade 1 Sensor

The KAI-16050 Image Sensor is a 16-megapixel CCD in an APS-H optical format. Based on the TRUESENSE 5.5 micron Interline Transfer CCD Platform, the sensor features broad dynamic range, and excellent imaging performance. A vertical overflow drain structure suppresses image blooming and enables electronic shuttering for precise exposure control.

KAF-16050 Specifications

  • Architecture: Interline CCD; Progressive Scan
  • Class: 1
  • Pixel Count: 4964 (H) x 3332 (V)
  • Pixel Size: 5.5 μm (H) x 5.5 μm (V)
  • Active Image Size: 26.93 mm (H) x 17.95 mm (V)
  • Chip Diagonal: 32.36 mm APS-H Format
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2
  • Number of Outputs: 1, 2 or 4
  • Output Sensitivity: 34 μV/electron
  • Charge Capacity: 20,000 electrons
  • Quantum Efficiency: Pan = 43%, RGB (-FXA, -QXA) = 28%, 35%, 38%
  • Read Noise (f=40MHz): 12 electrons rms
  • Dark Current Doubling Temp: Photodiode = 2 electrons/s, VCCD=140 electrons/s
  • Dynamic Range: 64 dB
  • Charge Transfer Efficiency: 0.999999
  • Blooming Suppression: >300X
  • Smear: Estimated -100 dB
  • Image Lag: <10 electrons
  • Max Frame Rates: Quad Output= 8 fps, Dual Output= 4 fps, Single Output=2 fps
  • Maximum Pixel Clock Speed: 40 MHz
  • Package: 72 pin PGA
  • Cover Glass: AR Coated, both sides
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU FL-PL16050-1
Manufacturer FLI
Color or B&W? Monochrome (B&W)
Sensor Type Interline Transfer
Series FLI Proline
Pixel Size 5-7 Microns
Chip Diagonal 22mm & Up
Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Sensor Manufacturer Truesense, formerly Kodak
# of Sensors Single Sensor
Front or Back Illumination Back Illuminated
Sensor Model KAI-16050
CCD Class Class 1
Anti-Blooming Sensor? yes
Full Well Capacity 20,000 e-
Pixel Size in Micrometers 5.5um
Pixel Array 4896 x 3264
Sensor Diagonal 32.3 mm
Focus Distance To Sensor 21.3 mm focal plane to faceplate (optical)
Shutter Type Digital, Mechanical Optional
Dark Current <0.00015 electrons/pixel/sec @ 35% C
Filter Wheel No
Interface USB 2.0
Camera Cooling Type Thermo-electric Cooling (TEC)
Camera Weight 5.6 lb.
Included Items

Included Items

  • FLI PL16050 Proline CCD Camera with Grade 1 KAI-16050 Sensor
  • 100-240V AC to 12V DC Power Supply
  • Camera Test Report
  • USB cable
  • Power supply line cord
Questions & Answers

Product Questions

No questions yet. Be the first to ask the question!
Support / Downloads