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FLIR BOSON Thermal Imaging Camera Highlights:
|View the FLIR BOSON Matrix to compare models.|
|View all of the FLIR BOSON Interface Assemblies at a glance|
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 7.5 g 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.
A full-featured VGA thermal camera module at less than 4.9 cm3.
• 21 x 21 x 11 mm camera body and weight as low as 7.5 g.
• 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.
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.
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.
Below are eight images from the FLIR Boson 640 looking at a heated target in eight different Fields of View (FoV).
Take note of the background versus foreground detail with different focal length lenses.
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|Sensor Technology||Uncooled VOx microbolometer|
|Pixel Pitch||12 µm|
|Spectral Range||Longwave infrared; 7.5 µm – 13.5 µm|
|Thermal Sensitivity||NEdT <50 mK (Professional Version)|
|Full Frame Rates||60 Hz baseline; 30 Hz runtime selectable|
|Slow Frame Rate||≤9 Hz available|
|Non-uniformity Correction||NUC Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR’s Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)|
|Solar FPA Protection||Yes|
|Continuous Digital Zoom||Yes|
|Symbol Overlay||Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay|
|Input Voltage||3.3 VDC|
|Power Dissipation||Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW|
|Video Channels||CMOS or USB|
|Control Channels||RS-232 or USB|
|Peripheral Channels||I2C, SPI, SDIO|
|Configurable GPIO||Up to 11; User configurable|
|Size||21 × 21 × 11 mm without lens|
|Weight||7.5 g without lens (configuration dependent)|
|Precision Mounting Holes||Four tapped M1.6x0.35 (rear cover). Lens support recommended when lens mass exceeds core mass|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40°C to 80°C (Professional Version)|
|Non-operating Temperature Range||-50°C to 85°C|
|Shock||1,500 g @ 0.4 msec|
|Operational Altitude||12 km|
|RHP BOSON RC-IF Remote Control Interface Module||The RHP-BOS-RC-IF allows you to control the Boson camera remotely using a 16 Channel S-Bus Signial or up to 5 PWM Signals from your wireless Joystick Remote Control System.|
|RHP BOSON VPC TTL Interface Module||5 to 26VDC In, Dual Composite Video Out - Switchable Sync Input/Output, USB or TTL Communication, Alternate connection ports, Reverse Polarity Protected|
|Low Profile BOSON VPC Interface Module||5 to 26VDC In, Dual Composite Video Out, Low Profile, Alternate connection ports, USB Communication, Reverse Polarity Protected|
|USB VPC Kit||USB interface to Boson for power and adjusting cameras parameters using FLIR Boson GUI.|
|USB/Analog VPC Kit||USB interface to Boson for power and adjusting cameras parameters using FLIR Boson GUI with analog video output via BNC male connector.|
|Boson Development Board||Full access to Boson 80-pin interface; includes USB 3, 100/GigE Ethernet, CameraLink, Serial Com, Micro SDCard, I2C, SPI, SDIO and VSYNC/RESET, GPIO|
|USB/CameraLink Board||CameraLink and USB interface to Boson video|
|Lens Focus Tool||Custom tool to change lens focus|
|Tripod Mount||Custom tripod mount with 1/4-20 interface|