HexaBlu Cooled Thermal Cores

Unprecedented Pixel Size. Unparalleled HD Performance. Unlimited Possibilities in a 6-Micron Cooled Thermal Core

Pioneering infrared sensor technology once again, Leonardo DRS has changed the face of cooled thermal imaging with the introduction of HexaBlu® cryo-cooled thermal camera modules. HexaBlu® camera modules employ a revolutionary 6 μm pixel pitch HgCdTe detector technology that leverages Leonardo DRS’ proprietary HDVIP® (High Density Vertically Integrated Photodiode) to deliver high sensitivity mid-wave infrared (MWIR) detection in an incredibly small Integrated Dewar Cooler Assembly (IDCA).

The 6 μm pitch 1280 x 960 focal plane array (FPA) is the first of its kind. This new pixel design enables HexaBlu’s miniature form factor, weighing in at under 295 grams and displacing just 80 cm3. It is ideal for a variety of applications requiring fully corrected, long-range imaging performance in a low-profile payload.


  • 1280 x 960 pixel resolution
  • Revolutionary 6 μm pitch Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) sensor technology
  • High sensitivity HD resolution MWIR imaging and unparalleled SWaP benefits
  • Small package displaces just 80 cm3 and weighs less than 295 grams
  • 6 x 6.1 x 6.8 cm (1.8 x 2.4 x 2.7 inches)