INFRATEST: Your Turnkey Electro-Optical Test Software

Universal & Easy-To-Use Test Solution for Cameras & Detectors

INFRATEST is a powerful software for testing visible, NIR and IR cameras, ICCDs, goggles and laser rangefinders.

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What's new in the latest release?

Based on video acquisition modules compatible with a wide range of communication protocols, including LVDS, Camera Link, GigE Vision and all types of analog formats (CCIR, PAL, RS170, NTSC), INFRATEST acquires, displays and analyzes the video signal from all types of cameras.


In addition, INFRATEST manages the optical stimuli delivered to the electro-optical device under test through the control of blackbodies and visible/NIR optical sources and their accessories (collimator, target wheel, harmonization modules, etc.). 

INFRATEST is able to run an exhaustive list of test routines for a full characterization of camera performances: noise tests (NETD, fixed pattern noise, temporal noise ...), spatial tests (MTF, FOV, distortion), detection/recognition/identification range tests (MRTD, MDTD, TOD), alignment and harmonization tests ....

Test results are exported through different formats (.csv, .xml, .png, .html).

INFRATEST test setup synopsis

INFRATEST Test Setup Synopsis

INFRATEST enables to set up multiple optical tests by a click, controlling external reference sources and acquiring camera video signal through standard communication protocols. 

Software Versions - Features Table:

Noise Tests: INFRATEST enables to characterize the following noise features of an electro-optical device. The device's pupil and field should be uniformly illuminated by a reference source matching the device's spectral range. HGH can provide high-end extended area reference sources, such as DCN and ECN blackbodies.

Software Versions for Noise Tests

Spatial Tests:  INFRATEST enables to perform the following spatial tests on an electro-optical device. Targets with specific patterns, depending on the test, have to be set between the reference source and the device under test. A collimator may be necessary. Check out HGH's catalog of reference sources, targets and collimators

Spatial Tests

Range Tests: INFRATEST enables to test the range of IR cameras. Targets with specific patterns, depending on the test, have to be set between the reference source and the device under test. A collimator may be necessary. Check out HGH's catalog of reference sourcestargets and collimators.

Range Tests

Visible Tests: INFRATEST can automatize the following tests to characterize visible and NIR cameras, and light intensification equipments. Targets with specific patterns, depending on the test, have to be set between the reference source and the device under test. HGH can provide high-end reference sources and targets. Please contact us for more information.

Visible Tests

Laser Rangefinder Tests: INFRATEST enables to test the following characteristics of laser rangefinders. Specific laser sensors are necessary for those tests. Please contact us for more information!

Laser Tests
Universal Test Solution of Electro-Optical devices

 What's new in the latest release of INFRATEST?

3 main NEW features explained - INFRATEST version (3.5.1)

  • Wide field of view camera testing capabilities

INFRATEST makes simple and accurate the test of parameters such as distortion and FOV and the measurement of MTF and MRTD at the edge of the FOV owing to the automatic control of the orientation of the unit under test, which is mounted on a high precision motorized stage.Thanks to the combination of the high optical quality of our mirror based IRCOL collimators and the automatic management of the angle of sight of the camera under test, INFRATEST software provides accurate testing of very wide FOV cameras, even fish eyed, from visible to far IR spectral range.

  • Smart control of liquid cooled blackbodies

INFRATEST software now includes a smart remote control of the temperature of DCN1000 blackbodies' cooling fluid.

The software also automatically defines the most appropriate temperature of the fluid with respect to the temperature setpoint of the emissive surface, saving time by changing the temperature of the fluid only when required. 

  • Background temperature simulation

Temperature sensitivity test of thermal imagers frequently requires the adjustment of both background temperature and target temperature.

While the simultaneous temperature control of several blackbodies is featured in INFRATEST for many years, the new version now takes into account the live measurement of the background temperature into the calculations of key functions such as MRTD thus extending the testing capabilities for the most demanding IR cameras. 

This background temperature is simulated by special targets reflecting a secondary blackbody radiation. 

  • Compatibility with all video formats on the market, including: SD SDI, HD SDI and 3G SDI
  • Latency Test, allowing you to measure the reaction time of your camera.