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Overview:
Software / Firmware

Camera Controller GUI for Boson

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Technical Guidance

What is the difference between the PathFindIR II and Boson, Quark2, Tau2 cores?

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Others

In the Boson video pipeline controls, what is the difference between Continuous and One-Shot modes?

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Technical Guidance

Can researchers with foreign nationality use a Boson, Tau2, or Quark2 camera at our facility in the U.S.?

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Technical Guidance

Does slow video have any effect on perceived resolution?

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Technical Guidance

For Boson, Quark2, and Tau2 cameras used on vehicles for driver vision enhancement (DVE) or situational awareness, how would the operator inside view the scene?

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Technical Guidance

Can auto-exposure be turned on and off in Boson? Is auto-exposure used to normalize the image with respect to min and max pixel magnitude?

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Technical Guidance

Is there a protective window that can be used in front of my FLIR OEM camera that will not interfere with the thermal imaging?

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Technical Guidance

For protection, is a special window needed in front of my FLIR camera that won't interfere with the thermal imaging?

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System Requirements

How does a neutral density filter affect the scene dynamic range of FLIR’s OEM cameras?

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Technical Guidance

Why does a thermal image suddenly turn bright or dark when a new object enters the scene?

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Technical Guidance

Are any toxic chemicals, hazardous materials and-or ozone depleting substances (ODS) used in Tau2 or Boson cameras?

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Datasheet: Boson Datasheet
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Tech Note: FLIR Camera Adjustments - LWIR
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User Manual: FLIR GUI User Guide
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Warranty: OEM Limited Warranty
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Tech Note: FLIR Gain Calibration App Note
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Tech Note: FLIR Flat Field Correction App Note
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Tech Note: FLIR Splashscreen App Note
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Tech Note: FLIR Supplemental FFC App Note
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Software Download: Boson SDK & IDD
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GUI: Boson & ADK GUI with x64 Drivers
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GUI: Boson & ADK GUI with x86 (32-bit) Drivers
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Specifications
Overview
Pixel Pitch
12 µm
Precision Mounting Holes
Four tapped M16x0.35 (rear cover). Lens support recommended when lens mass exceeds core mass.
Spectral Range
Longwave infrared; 7.5 µm – 13.5 µm
Electrical & Mechanical
Control Channels
UART or USB
Peripheral Channels
I2C, SPI, SDIO
Video Channels
CMOS or USB2
Environmental & Approvals
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
Imaging & Optical
Continuous Electronic Zoom
1X to 8X zoom
Full Frame Rate
60Hz baseline; 30 Hz runtime selectable
Non-Uniformity Correction (NUC)
Factory calibrated; updated FFCs with FLIR’s Silent Shutterless NUC (SSN™)
Sensor Technology
Uncooled VOx microbolometer
Slow Frame Rate
≤9 Hz available
Snapshots
Full-frame snapshot, SDIO interface to support removable media
Solar protection
Integral
Symbol overlay
Re-writable each frame; alpha blending for translucent overlay
Scence Dynamic Range [Gain Mode in parentheses]
to +140 °C (high) to +500 °C (low)
Power
Input Voltage
3.3 VDC
Power Dissipation
Varies by configuration; as low as 500 mW