Uncooled, Longwave Infrared (LWIR) OEM Thermal Camera Module

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Model: Boson 320, 4° (HFOV) 55 mm
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The Boson longwave infrared (LWIR) OEM thermal camera module sets the standard for size, weight, power, and performance (SWaP). Utilizing FLIR's advanced image processing and several industry-standard communication interfaces, Boson enables applications from firefighting to unmanned aerial vehicles and automotive development kits, all for as little as 800mW. The 12 µm pitch Vanadium Oxide (VOx) uncooled detector comes in two resolutions – 640 × 512 or 320 × 256. Both resolutions are available with multiple lens configurations, adding flexibility to integration programs. Radiometric models are also available with absolute temperature measurement in select configurations. The Boson is an OEM camera module that is intended to be integrated into a higher level system.

  • Industry-Leading Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) with Radiometry

    A full-featured VGA and QVGA LWIR thermal camera modules starting at 7.5 grams and <4.9 cm³

  • Proven Performance and Widely Deployed

    Consistent performance, flexibility, and availability of the widest range of LWIR model configurations from Teledyne FLIR

  • Designed for Integrators

    Shared mechanical/electrical compatibility across all Boson provides plug-and-play with existing designs

Boson Controller GUI 3.0

Boson Controller GUI 3.0

The Boson GUI 3.0 provides developers the ability to quickly access and adjust radiometry settings critical to high-speed integration cycles balancing schedule, cost, and performance. Optimize radiometric parameters using spot meters, regions of interest (ROI), isotherms, and external sync capability during development testing and tuning.

Specifications
Thermal Imaging Detector
Uncooled VOx microbolometer
Pixel Size
12 µm
Frame Rate Options
60Hz baseline; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Thermal Spectral Range
Longwave infrared; 8 µm – 14 µm
Scene Temperature Range
to 140 °C (high gain) to 500 °C (low gain)
Performance
Scene Temperature Range
to 140 °C (high gain) to 500 °C (low gain)
Thermal Spectral Range
Longwave infrared; 8 µm – 14 µm
Imaging & Optical
Array format
320 × 256
Continuous Electronic Zoom
1X to 8X zoom
f-number
1.0
Frame Rate Options
60Hz baseline; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Image Orientation
Adjustable (vertical flip and/or horizontal flip)
Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC)
Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR’s Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)
Pixel Size
12 µm
Slow Video Option [factory configured]
≤9 Hz available
Snapshots
Full-frame snapshot via Boson GUI
Symbol overlay
Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
Thermal Imaging Detector
Uncooled VOx microbolometer
Thermal Sensitivity
<40 mK (Industrial); <50 mK (Professional); <60 mK (Consumer)
Connections & Communications
Control Channels
UART or USB
Peripheral Channels
I2C, SPI, SDIO
Video Channels
CMOS or USB2
Electrical
Input Voltage
3.3 VDC
Power Dissipation
Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW
Mechanical
Mounting Features
320 x 256 4° (HFOV) 55 mm (EFL)
Precision Mounting Holes
Four tapped M1.6x0.35 (rear cover)
Size (w/o lens)
21 × 11 mm
Weight
7.5 g without lens (configuration dependent)
Environmental & Approvals
Non-Operating Temperature Range
-50°C to 85°C
Operating Temperature Range
-40°C to 80°C
Operational Altitude
12 km (max altitude of a commercial airliner or airborne platform)
Shock
1,500 g @ 0.4 msec
Solar protection
Integral
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