The global Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera market was valued at US$ 145.5 million in 2020 and it is expected to reach US$ 267.3 million by the end of 2027, growing at a CAGR of 8.6% during 2021-2027.
Sensing in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) range (wavelengths from 0.9 to 1.7 microns) has only recently been made practical by the development of Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) sensors.
Short-wave infrared (SWIR) light is typically defined as light in the 0.9 – 1.7μm wavelength range, but can also be classified from 0.7 – 2.5μm. Since silicon sensors have an upper limit of approximately 1.0μm, SWIR imaging requires unique optical and electronic components capable of performing in the specific SWIR range. Sensing in the shortwave infrared (SWIR) range (wavelengths from 0.9 to 1.7 microns) has only recently been made practical by the development of Indium Gallium Arsenide (InGaAs) sensors.
Unlike Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) and Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) light, which is emitted from the object itself, SWIR is similar to visible light in that photons are reflected or absorbed by an object, providing the strong contrast needed for high resolution imaging. Ambient star light and background radiance (nightglow) are natural emitters of SWIR and provide excellent illumination for outdoor, nighttime imaging.
It is essential to use a lens that is designed, optimized, and coated for the SWIR wavelength range. Using a lens designed for the visible spectrum will result in lower resolution images and higher optical aberrations. Since SWIR wavelengths transmit through glass, lenses, and other optical components (optical filters, windows, etc.) designed for SWIR can be manufactured using the same techniques used for visible components, decreasing manufacturing cost and enabling the use of protective windows and filters within a system.
A large number of applications that are difficult or impossible to perform using visible light are possible using SWIR. When imaging in SWIR, water vapor, fog, and certain materials such as silicon are transparent. Additionally, colors that appear almost identical in the visible may be easily differentiated using SWIR.
SWIR imaging is used in a variety of applications including electronic board inspection, solar cell inspection, produce inspection, identifying and sorting, surveillance, anti-counterfeiting, process quality control, and much more. To understand the benefits of SWIR imaging, consider some visual examples of common, everyday products imaged with visible light and with SWIR.
The report segments the SWIR Cameras market on the basis of scanning type, technology, vertical, and geography. The said market is expected to be led by uncooled SWIR Cameras during the forecast period. The high popularity of these cameras can be attributed to their low cost in comparison with cooled SWIR Cameras.
The industrial vertical accounted for the largest share of the overall SWIR Cameras market. The high adoption of SWIR Cameras in this vertical for various applications, including semiconductor inspection, thermography, and solar cell inspection, has led to the dominance of the industrial vertical in the SWIR Cameras market.
The market for line scan SWIR Cameras is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. The major applications of line scan cameras are in the industrial vertical. These cameras are well suited for applications requiring imaging of fast-moving objects, and their cost is lower than that of area scan cameras, thereby leading to their wide adoption in the industrial vertical.
North America held the largest size of the SWIR Cameras market in 2016 and is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period. Military and defense, industrial, and commercial are the major verticals that account for a significant share of the SWIR Cameras market in North America. Besides, this region is witnessing increasing demand for these cameras, especially cooled SWIR Cameras, from the scientific research vertical.
Global Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Market: Drivers and Restrains
The research report has incorporated the analysis of different factors that augment the market’s growth. It constitutes trends, restraints, and drivers that transform the market in either a positive or negative manner. This section also provides the scope of different segments and applications that can potentially influence the market in the future. The detailed information is based on current trends and historic milestones. This section also provides an analysis of the volume of production about the global market and about each type from 2016 to 2027. This section mentions the volume of production by region from 2016 to 2027. Pricing analysis is included in the report according to each type from the year 2016 to 2027, manufacturer from 2016 to 2021, region from 2016 to 2021, and global price from 2016 to 2027.
A thorough evaluation of the restrains included in the report portrays the contrast to drivers and gives room for strategic planning. Factors that overshadow the market growth are pivotal as they can be understood to devise different bends for getting hold of the lucrative opportunities that are present in the ever-growing market. Additionally, insights into market expert’s opinions have been taken to understand the market better.
Global Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Market: Segment Analysis
The research report includes specific segments by region (country), by manufacturers, by Type and by Application. Each type provides information about the production during the forecast period of 2016 to 2027.
Key Companies profiled in this report are FLIR Systems, Hamamatsu Photonics, Sensors Unlimited, Xenics, Princeton Instruments, Allied Vision Technologies, IRCameras, Fluxdata, InView Technology, New Imaging Technologies, Photonic Science, Infiniti Electro-Optics and more in terms of market share by sales, revenue, average pricing, product type, margins, recent developments etc.
Segment by Type
- SWIR Area Cameras
- SWIR Linear Cameras
Segment by Application
- Military & Defense
- Scientific Research
Table of Content:
1 Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Market Overview
2 Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Market Competition by Manufacturers
3 Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Retrospective Market Scenario by Region
4 Global Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Historic Market Analysis by Type
5 Global Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Historic Market Analysis by Application
6 Key Companies Profiled
7 Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Manufacturing Cost Analysis
8 Marketing Channel, Distributors and Customers
9 Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Market Dynamics
10 Global Shortwave Infrared (SWIR) Camera Market Forecast
11 Research Finding and Conclusion
12 Methodology and Data Source
13 Forecast by Type and by Application (2022-2027)
14 Research Finding and Conclusion
15 Methodology and Data Source
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