Thermal camera now offers factory-integrated continuous zoom lens

15-05-2023 | Teledyne FLIR | Test & Measurement

Teledyne FLIR offers the first Boson+ thermal camera module with its factory-integrated, high-performance 14mm to 75mm continuous zoom (CZ) lens. With seamless optomechanical integration, the new Boson+ CZ 14-75 lowers development and operational risk and costs, all with an industry-first warranty unavailable when utilising multiple suppliers. The reliable device is suited to UAVs, perimeter surveillance, light armoured vehicle situational awareness and targeting, and soldier sighting systems.

"The Boson+ CZ 14-75 camera and lens are factory-designed and integrated to optimise performance and reliability," said Dan Walker, vice president of product management, OEM cores, Teledyne FLIR. "Thanks to flexible and advanced lens control electronics, industry-leading 20mK thermal sensitivity, and US-based integration support, the Boson+ CZ 14-75 streamlines development for applications requiring high-performance infrared zoom capability."

By completing the factory alignment at the company', integrators receive a thermal zoom solution calibrated for maximum performance that removes boresight wander and other image artefacts while zooming. Vital to dynamic missions, its advanced lens control electronics offer thermal gradient compensation to retain focus across the full operational temperature range, while object range compensation holds focus through zoom, even for near targets. Built-in tests run at startup, continuously, or are commanded to deliver real-time notification of issues and maximise operational reliability.

Made in the USA, the device provides the latest 12-micron pixel pitch 640x512-resolution thermal detector, supplying enhanced detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) performance, particularly in low-contrast and low-visibility environments.

By Seb Springall