Note: This product is no longer in production. It has been replaced by the
Macaw and the Micro-MCA.
The MCA (Multiple Camera Array) Series of cameras consist of up to six channels of 10 bit SXGA (1.3 megapixel) data. Each channel has it's own detector/bandpass filter/lens mounted in a common, factory aligned optical block. The MCA features a fast USB interface and non-volatile image storage on standard CompactFlash cards. Host software supplied with the camera provides full camera control and image management. The filter passbands are customer designated at the time of order. These are easily field replaceable using standard 25mm
spectrometer filters. The system can be connected to an external GPS receiver speaking NMEA sentences, camera coordinates at capture time are then attached to the image data and later recovered using PixelWrench2.
1.3 megapixel(Per Channel) Image size
for excellent ground resolution.
Video out and standard GPS data
capture from an external receiver.
User interchangable optics and
The optional SensorLink GPS waypoint triggering
application enables camera triggering
Uses standard Compact Flash Memory
Powerful PixelWrench2 image editing
software with several tools specific to
multi-spectral images and MCA cameras.
SXGA (1280 x 1024) 1.3 megapixel CMOS sensor, 1 per channel.
- 25 mm standard spectrometer filter, behind lens, 1 per channel
- Image storage to Compact Flash in Tetracam DCM, 8 bit and
10 bit formats.
- C-mount system compatible with thousands of available lenses.
(supplied with 8.5 mm lenses)
- USB interface
- Multipin I/O connector for use with Tetracam remote trigger and viewer accessories.
- Steel Enclosure
Capacity: Approx. 1 MB per image, limited only by CF card size.
Rate: Single Shot - Capture to end of compression and write:
3 - 5 seconds.
Burst Mode - 1.3 frames per second until buffer full.
Shutter type: Rolling shutter
12 VDC @ 1A
RS-232 dedicated to capture of NMEA GPS sentences.
Realtime NTSC or PAL Video for both viewfinder and menu operations
- Data Interface:
- Dimensions (MCA-4):
7.0 in. x 6.0 in. x 4.0 in. (179 mm x 153 mm x 101 mm) without lenses
Weight 4 lb. (1.8 kg) (4 channel configuration)
(Click here for MCA-4 dimensional drawing - 73 kb - pdf)
- Dimensions (MCA-6):
8.0 in. x 7.0 in. x 4.0 in. (203 mm x 179 mm x 101 mm) without lenses
Weight 6.25 lb. (2.85 kg) (6 channel configuration)
(Click here for MCA-6 dimensional drawing - 121 kb - pdf)
- System Includes:
MCA Camera, 1 filter and 8.5 mm lens per channel
2GB CF cards (1 per channel)
Remote Trigger unit
AC/DC power supply
DC power cable
White Teflon Calibration Plate (AKA Calibration tag or Software Calibration
Tetracam PixelWrench2 Application Software (for Windows)
Rugged carrying case