High-Speed MWIR Camera for Range & Science Applications


Model: FLIR RS8513 InSb (3.0-5.0 µm)
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The FLIR RS8500 MWIR infrared camera system is a high-performance thermal camera and infrared telescope combined in a single weatherproof housing, specifically designed for long-range tracking and measurement applications including military range, aerospace, and outdoor research. Built around a high-resolution 1280 × 1024 midwave indium antimonide detector with the ability to deliver data up to 180 frames per second, the RS8500 provides 24% more pixels and a 46% faster frame speed than the previous model. Multiple simultaneous data and video output options allow the camera to be easily integrated into most data acquisition systems.

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High-performance IR camera and telescope

  • Advanced Features for Optimal Flexibility

    This high-performance infrared camera features a 10X continuous zoom lens with TSPI-accurate time stamping of images and metadata all in a single weatherproof housing

  • Superior Resolution and Measurement Accuracy

    Easily capture high-speed thermal data in full HD resolution on long-range and high-temperature targets with the 1.3 megapixel MWIR indium antimonide detector and internal warm filter wheel

  • Simplified Data Analysis, Sharing, and Collaboration

    View, record, and analyze data easily in the latest FLIR software using the available GigE, CameraLink Full Fiber (RS8523 model only), or CoaxPress digital data connection options while having full control over the advanced triggering and synchronization capabilities

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Camera size (L x W x H)
889 × 308 × 312 mm (35 × 12.125 × 12.3 in)
Detector Type
Indium antimonide
Integration Time
270 ns to ~full frame
1280 × 1024
Approximately 43.2 kg (95 lbs) without motorized lens cover
Connections & Communications
Command and Control
GigE, RS-232, CXP (GenICam protocol supported over GigE or CXP)
Synchronization Modes
Sync In, Sync Out, Trigger In
Chassis IP Rating
15 x 3/8”-16 tapped holes
Operating Temperature Range
-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F )
Shock & Vibration
40 g, 11 msec ½ sine pulse / 4.3 g RMS random vibration, all 3 axes
Imaging & Optical
Analog Overlay
Camera f-number
Detector Pitch
12 μm
Digital Zoom
1x, 4x, 4:3
Motorized FOV/focus
Frame Rate [Full Window]
Programmable; 0.0015 Hz to 181 Hz
Image Time Stamp
Internal precision timestamp. IRIG-B AM decoder, TSPI accurate
120–1200 mm zoom (metric, low-latency metadata)
Lens Cover
Optional, motorized
ND Filter Wheel
4-position motorized filter wheel, standard 1-inch ND filters must be factory installed
>99.5% (99.9% typical)
Selectable 8-bit
Pixel Clock
355 mHz
Radiometric Data Streaming
Gigabit Ethernet (GigE Vision), CXP (5 Gb Dual Link)
Readout Modes
Asynchronous integrate while read Asynchronous integrate then read
Readout Type
Sensor Cooling
Closed cycle linear
Spectral Range
3.0–5.0 μm
Standard Video
Subwindow Modes
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD
25 mK typical
Video Modes
HD: 720p/59.9/50 Hz, (SMPTE 296M) 1080p/29.9/25 Hz (SMPTE 274M)
24 V nominal, 20-28 V acceptable
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FLIR RS8500 - Model: FLIR RS8513 InSb (3.0-5.0 µm)

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