FLIR Boson® - Lensless Core
Compact Shutterless LWIR Thermal Camera
The Boson® longwave infrared (LWIR) thermal camera module sets a new standard for size, weight, power, and performance (SWaP). It utilizes FLIR infrared video processing architecture to enable advanced image processing and several industry-standard communication interfaces while keeping power consumption low. The 12 µm pitch Vanadium Oxide (VOx) uncooled detector comes in two resolutions – 640 x 512 or 320 x 256. It is available with multiple lens configurations, adding flexibility to integration programs.
With a weight as low as 7.5g and a camera body as small as 21 x 21 x 11 mm, the Boson represents an industry-leading reduction in SWaP with no reduction in performance. Advanced embedded processing and video analytics, as well as software-customizable functionality, give this small camera big capabilities, including integration with auxiliary sensors such as third-party cameras, GPS, and IMU.
DRAMATIC REDUCTION IN SIZE, WEIGHT AND POWER (SWaP) WITH NO REDUCTION IN PERFORMANCE
A full-featured VGA thermal camera module at less than 4.9cm3.
- 21 x 21 x 11 mm camera body and weight as low as 7.5g.
- Low power consumption, starting at 500 mW
- 12 µm pixel pitch VOx microbolometer with 320 and 640 resolutions.
- Rugged construction and highest temperature rating -40 °C to 80 °C.
POWERFUL INFRARED VIDEO PROCESSING ARCHITECTURE
FLIR infrared video processing with embedded industry-standard interfaces empowers advanced processing and analytics.
- Includes embedded algorithms for noise filters, gain control, blending, and more.
- Software-customizable functionality for video processing and power dissipation requirements.
- Built-in support for physical and protocol-level interface standards.
WIDE CONFIGURABILITY FOR FASTER DEVELOPMENT AND LOWER COST-TO-MARKET
Unprecedented integration flexibility for fast, affordable developments.
- Customized applications through FLIR-trusted third party developers.
- Mechanical/electrical compatibility across all versions.
- Variety of hardware and image processing integration to fit OEM requirements.
|Spectral Band||LWIR | 7.5 µm – 13.5 µm|
|Resolution||640 x 512 Pixels|
|Sensitivity/NEdT||<40 mK (Industrial) | <50 mK (Professional) | <60 mK (Consumer)|
|Pixel Pitch||12 µm|
|Weight||7.5g without lens (configuration dependent)|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||21 × 21 × 11 mm without lens|
|ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL|
|Control Channels||UART or USB|
|Peripheral Channels||I2C, SPI, SDIO|
|Video Channels||CMOS or USB2|
|IMAGING & OPTICAL|
|Full Frame Rate||60Hz baseline; 30Hz runtime selectable|
|Image Orientation||Adjustable (vertical flip and/or horizontal flip)|
|Lens Options||640 x 512 Lensless|
|Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC)||Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR’s Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)|
|Scene Range [high gain]||to +140 °C (high)|
|Scene Range [low gain]||+500 °C (low)|
|Slow Frame Rate||≤9Hz available|
|Snapshots||Full-frame snapshot, SDIO interface to support removable media|
|Sensor Technology||Uncooled VOx microbolometer|
|Symbology||Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay|
|Continuous Digital Zoom||1x to 8x zoom|
|Operational Altitude||12 km (max altitude of a commercial airliner or airborne platform)|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40 °C to 80 °C|
|Shock||1,500g @ 0.4 msec|
|Input Voltage||3.3 VDC|
|Power Dissipation||Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW|
|Precision Mounting Holes||Four tapped M1.6 x 0.35 (rear cover). Lens support recommended when lens mass exceeds core mass.|