Longwave infrared thermal camera module offers industry-leading sensitivity

08-04-2022 | Teledyne FLIR | Test & Measurement

Teledyne FLIR has released the Boson+ with thermal sensitivity of 20mK or less, making it the most sensitive LWIR camera currently available. It shares the industry-leading SWaP of the Boson thermal camera module. With identical mechanical, electrical, and optical interfaces, it is a drop-in upgrade that also incorporates updated image processing to provide enhanced sharpness and contrast for defence and commercial applications.

“Improved thermal sensitivity and automatic gain control (AGC) allows for more scene detail in the image for better detection, specifically in outdoor low-contrast scenes,” said Dan Walker, vice president, product management, OEM cores, Teledyne FLIR. “Improved thermal performance and proven market-leading reliability make it the ideal uncooled thermal module for integration in unmanned platforms, security applications, handhelds, wearables, and thermal sights.”

The module includes a redesigned 640 x 512 resolution, 12-micron pixel pitch detector with a NEDT of 20mK or less which provides significantly enhanced DRI performance. Improved video latency betters tracking, seeker performance, and decision support.

The shared series interface and access to the company's technical services team lessen development risk and shorten time to market. Designed for integrators, the device is offered with a variety of lens options, comprehensive product documentation, an easy-to-use SDK, and a user- friendly GUI. Boson+ is dual use and classified under US Department of Commerce jurisdiction as EAR 6A003.b.4.a.

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By Natasha Shek