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FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512 13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core

FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
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FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512  13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
FLIR Tau 2+ 640 x 512 13mm 45°HFoV - LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Core
Highlights:
  • <25 mK Sensitivity (NEdT) 
  • 640 × 480 (NTSC); 640 × 512 (PAL)
  • 13mm Lens
  • 30 Hz (NTSC); 25 Hz (PAL);
  • <9Hz option for export
  • 17μm Pixel Pitch
  • LWIR

  • SKU: 46640013HS
$6,600.00

Available Options

Tau™ 2+ 

Longwave Infrared Thermal Camera Module with Enhanced Performance and Increased Sensitivity

Made in USA, the Tau 2+ is the most advanced, highest performance longwave infrared (LWIR) Tau 2 camera model from Teledyne FLIR. It maintains the widely deployed and real-world-tested Tau 2 mechanical, electrical, and optical interfaces allowing plug-and-play with existing designs. Its new 1.5x sensitivity improvement and an entirely redesigned image processing engine deliver dramatically enhanced scene contrast and sharpness. Tau 2+ is the go-to thermal camera module for the most challenging environments, including detection of the smallest, hardest to find targets over long distances. Enhanced LWIR thermal performance and market-leading reliability provide low-risk development in the short run and the long run, making it the ideal thermal camera module for unmanned vehicles, security applications, and thermal sights.


DETECT OBJECTS AT GREATER DISTANCES

DETECT OBJECTS AT GREATER DISTANCES

NEDT of <25 mK extends detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) performance

  • 1.5x increase in thermal sensitivity
  • 640 x 480 VGA resolution
  • Simple optical interface accommodates integrator-designed optics
Improved Image Processing

RESOLVE KEY INFORMATION WITH SHARPER IMAGES AND IMPROVED CONTRAST

Best in class image processing algorithm provides clearer thermal details in challenging environments

  • New level of minimum resolvable of temperature difference (MRTD)
  • Low image noise
  • Improves scene contrast with blacker blacks and whiter whites
Histogram Equalization - HEQ

DESIGNED FOR INTEGRATORS

Shared Tau 2 interface and access to US-based Technical Services team reduce development risk and shorten time to market

  • Commercial off-the-shelf connectors including USB, CMOS, Camera Link, or Ethernet
  • Comprehensive product documentation and many years of reliable Tau production experience
  • Industry’s widest variety of lens options available

ACCURATE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT

Supports radiometry, analytics and telemetry

  • TLinear output places temperature data in each pixel
  • Adjustable isotherm thresholds colorize temperatures of interest
  • Rugged and reliable in all terrain
IMPROVED IMAGE PROCESSING

For clearer imagery, edge sharpening, and contrast

  • Second generation Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE)
  • Active Contrast Enhancement (ACE)
  • Smart Scene Optimization (SSO)
  • Information Based HEQ (IBHEQ) automatically adjusts AGC
  • Silent Shutterless NUC for continuous image improvement
COMMON FEATURES ACROSS MODELS

Fosters improved OEM integration

  • Multiple lens and FOV options
  • 60Hz or 30mK frame rates
  • Mechanical / electrical compatibility
  • FLIR brand and support

Color Palette Comparison (30Hz)

Color Palette Comparison (7.5Hz)


FLIR Tau 2+ Features

FLIR Tau 2+ 640 Thermal Imaging Camera Core LWIR Uncooled Thermal Imaging Cameras offer an unmatched set of features such as radiometry, increased sensitivity (<25mK), frame rates, and powerful image processing modes. Some key features include:

  • 640 x 512 Pixels
  • 30Hz Frame Rate
  • 2x and 4x Continuous Digital Zoom
  • Multiple Color Palette Function
  • Remote Control via TTL
  • Improved Image Processing
  • Customizable Splash Screen
  • 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Exportable to Most Countries License Free

FLIR Tau 2 for OEM Applications

Since the electrical functions are common between the Tau 2+ and Tau 2 640 and 336, integrators have direct compatibility between the different camera formats, and Tau 2 camera versions share many of the same lens options. Making them well-suited for demanding applications like:

  • UAV & UGV Systems
  • Component Analysis
  • OEM Handheld Imagers
  • Nighttime Navigation
  • Security Systems
  • Electrical Inspection 
  • Aerial Photography

FLIR Tau 2 Out of the Box Video
(with VPC Module Kit)

FLIR Tau Distance Chart

FLIR TAU 2 Distance Chart

OVERVIEW
Spectral Band LWIR | 7.5 µm – 13.5 µm
Field of View 45°(H) x 37°(V) | 1.308 mr
(Horizontal x Vertical)
Minimum Focus Distance 7 meters
Spot Meter Temperatures measured in central 4×4
Pixel Pitch 17 µm
Sensitivity [NEdT] <25 mK
Detector Type 2 Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
Weight <72g
Dimensions (L x W x H) 1.75" x 1.75" x 1.18"/ 1.5" x 1.5" x 1.18"
Exportable Frame Rate 30/60 Hz (NTSC) 25/50 Hz (PAL)
CONNECTIONS & COMMUNICATIONS
Discrete I/O Controls Available Yes (10-camera minimum)
Dynamic Range Switching Yes
External Sync Input/Output Yes
Flat-Field Correction (FFC) Duration <0.5 sec
Primary Electrical Connector 50-pin Hirose
RS-232 Compatible Communication 57,600 & 921,600 baud
Settable Splash Screens Yes (10-camera minimum)
User Configurability via SDK & GUI Yes
COMPLIANCE & CERTIFICATIONS
Certifications Yes
IMAGING & OPTICAL
Digital Detail Enhancement Yes
Analog Video Display Format 640 × 480 (NTSC); 640 × 512 (PAL)
BT656 (8-bit) Digital Output(s) Yes
Factory Optimized Video Yes
Lens Options 13mm f/1.25, 45° HFoV
CMOS (14-bit or 8-bit) Yes
Color and Monochrome Palettes (LUTs) Yes
Scene Dynamic Range 0 °C to +80°C
Scene Range [high gain] -25°C to +100°C
Scene Range [low gain] -40°C to +550°C
FPA & Digital Video Display Formats 640 x 512
Image Optimization Yes
Hyperfocal Depth of Field 80m
Hyperfocal Distance 160m
Lensed & Lensless Configurations Available Yes
LVDS (14-bit or 8-bit) Yes
Polarity Control [black hot & white hot] Yes
Slow Video Option [factory configured] Yes
Symbology Yes, single-pixel resolution (256 gray and 256 color)
Time to Image <5.0 sec
Invert/Revert (analog and 8-bit digital) Yes
Camera Link (Expansion Bus Accessory Module) Yes
Continuous Digital Zoom 1X to 8X zoom
Diameter 82mm
Length 100mm
Operation & Control
Image Control
  • Invert, Revert
  • Continuous digital zoom
  • Dynamic zoom & pan
  • Digital zoom preset
  • Polarity
  • False color or monochrome
  • Isotherms
  • Automatic Gain Correction (AGC), second generation
  • Image optimization (BPR, Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC) - & AGC’d video)
  • Smart Scene Optimization (SSO)
  • Settable splash screen
  • Advanced Detail Enhancement (ADE)
ENVIRONMENTAL
Operational Altitude +40,000 feet
Operating Temperature Range -40°C to +80°C (Industrial & Performance) -20°C to +65°C (Commercial)
Humidity (Operating and Storage) 5% - 95% non-condensing
RoHS Compliant
Temperature Shock 5°/min
Shock 200g shock pulse w/ 11 msec sawtooth
Vibration 4.3g three axis, 8 hr each
POWER
Input Voltage 4.0 - 6.0 VDC
Power Dissipation [steady state] <1.2 W
MECHANICAL
Precision Mounting Holes Yes
Lens Mounts M24x0.5 inside thread; M29x1.0 outside thread
Sealable Bulkhead Mounting Feature Yes
RADIOMETRY
Advanced Radiometry Improved accuracy, movable spot meter, image metric data, T-Linear (digital output) AR requires a separate calibration that must be performed during camera manufacture. The AR capability is captured in the camera part number. An additional fee is charged for this feature.

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