SeeSense supplies further HD cameras to Lake Ellsworth Expedition

Date: 06/02/2012
SeeSense supplies further HD cameras to Lake Ellsworth Expedition

Miniature camera specialists SeeSense have recently supplied four of their IK-HR1P cameras for use in sub glacial Antarctica on the Lake Ellsworth Expedition.

The IK-HR1P is actually a Toshiba IK-HR1S 1-CMOS HD C-mount camera especially modified to CS-mount by SeeSense.

The modification was crucial for this application as the client had very stringent lens requirements said SeeSense MD Nigel Paine.  The cameras are to be deployed 3 kilometres beneath the Antarctic ice sheet and the titanium housing containing the cameras has to resist the huge pressures at that depth.  It is essential that the viewing port be as small as possible, which means that a small diameter lens was required.  This has been chosen from the more comprehensive selection of suitable CS-mount lenses.  SeeSense were able to source, test and supply a compact CS-mount wide angle megapixel lenses that just did not exist in the C-mount form.

The camera also benefits from the fact that the lenses supplied were faster than most equivalent wide angle megapixel C-mount lenses. This is essential as they effectively increase the cameras working sensitivity thereby helping to realise their full potential at the bottom of a buried lake.

SeeSense, who are an official sponsor of the Lake Ellsworth Project, has supplied all of the cameras that will see use in several probes 3 kilometres under the Antarctic ice sheet.

This will be the first time that these sub glacial lakes have been explored. They were covered by ice over 150,000 years ago and could contain microbial life that could shed new light on evolution of life in harsh conditions.

About SeeSense:

Co-founded by Nigel & Jana Paine and accompanied by miniature camera technical authority Paul Rogers, SeeSense are experienced imaging professionals, supplying camera and lens solutions to broadcast, scientific, medical, machine vision and high end security industries.

They have brought their individual areas of expertise together to create an enterprising and innovative business specialising in the sale and distribution of miniature cameras and camera solutions. The core of the business is based upon the Toshiba range of industrial cameras. SeeSense actively promotes and sells all the manufacturers products within their product range, ensuring an openly loyal and trusting relationship with their suppliers.

Based in Slovakia and the UK, the Company has developed strong and lasting relationships with its customers. By consulting, listening and collaborating with customers SeeSense also takes the products it distributes and enhances them, an example being the SeeSense IK-HR1P

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www.seesense.org


 

 

 




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Submitted by Nigel Paine, SeeSense MD
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