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Overview:
Software / Firmware

FLIR Camera Controller GUI for FLIR Vue, Tau, or Quark

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Technical Guidance

Can FLIR provide the SDK documentation, or a list of functions controlled by the SDK, so we can make a decision on whether to order it?

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Technical Guidance

Can lenses be interchanged on FLIR cameras? Will FLIR calibrate my lens with a Tau2 or Quark2?

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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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System Requirements

Do Boson, Tau2, or Quark2 meet any military environmental specifications or requirements?

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Technical Guidance

Does FLIR have any field failure rate data for Tau2, Quark2 that could be provided?

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Technical Guidance

Does FLIR offer GSA pricing for Boson, Tau2, or Quark2 cameras?

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Technical Guidance

Does Tau2 or Quark furnish an ability to wirelessly transmit or downlink video data from an unmanned vehicle or drone?

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Technical Guidance

How are FLIR's microbolometer arrays packaged? Are they under vacuum? Why?

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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

How does FLIR calibrate thermal cameras? What is NUC?

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Technical Guidance

How does FLIR test its thermal camera cores and lenses for sealing to IP67? Is a vacuum test used?

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Resources:
Tech Note: FLIR Camera Adjustments - LWIR
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User Manual: FLIR GUI User Guide
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Tech Note: FLIR NVFFC Note
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Quick Start Guide: FLIR Quark Quick Start Guide
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Warranty: OEM Limited Warranty
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Tech Note: QuarK Electrical IDD
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Tech Note: Quark SSN Description
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Tech Note: Tau 2 - Quark 2 - Muon Response Curve
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Datasheet: FLIR Quark2 Datasheet
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Tech Note: Tau 2 Quark Software IDD
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Datasheet: Quark Product Specification
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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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Brochure: FLIR Tau 1 and Tau 2 Product Comparison Brochure
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Software Download: Camera Controller GUI for Tau 2 and Quark
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Specifications
Overview
Exportable Frame Rates
7.5 Hz (NTSC); 8.3 Hz (PAL)
Factory Optimized Video
Yes
Pixel Pitch
17 µm
Scene Range [high gain]
-40°C to +160°C
Scene Range [low gain]
N/A
Size (w/o lens)
22mm x 22mmx 12mm
Spectral Band
7.5 - 13.5 µm
Thermal Imager
Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
Precision Mounting Holes [M1.6x0.35] on 4 sides [2 per side]
Yes
Connections & Communications
Discrete I/O Controls Available
Yes
Dynamic Range Switching
Yes
External Sync Input/Output
Yes
Flat-Field Correction (FFC) Duration
<0.5 sec
Primary Electrical Connector
60-pin SAMTEC
RS-232 Compatible Communication
57,600 & 921,600 baud
Settable Splash Screens
Yes (10-camera minimum)
User Configurability via SDK & GUI
Yes
Environmental & Approvals
Mechanical shock
250g (1.5msec half-sine) and 500g (0.8msec half-sine) along any axis
Non-Operating Temperature Range
-55 °C to +105 °C
Operating Temperature Range
-40 °C to +80 °C
Operational Altitude
Yes (up to 40,00 feet)
ROHS REACH and WEEE Compliant
Yes
Vibration
4.3grms random vibration along any axis
Humidity (non-condensing between 5% to 95%)
Yes
Temperature Shock (5 degrees - min)
Yes
Imaging & Optical
Active Contrast Enhancement
Yes
Analog Video Display Format
640 x 480 (NTSC); 640 x 512 (PAL)
BT656 (8-bit)
Yes
CMOS (14-bit or 8-bit)
Yes
Color and Monochrome Palettes (LUTs)
Yes
Digital Detail Enhancement
Yes
Digital Zoom
2x, 4x, 8x
Full Frame Rate
30 Hz (NTSC), 25 Hz (PAL)
Image Optimization
Yes
Information Based HEQ
Yes
LVDS (14-bit or 8-bit)
Yes
NTSC/PAL (field switchable)
Yes
Polarity Control [black hot & white hot]
Yes
Sensitivity [NEdT]
<50 mK at f/1.0
Silent Shutterless NUC
Yes
Slow Video Option [factory configured]
Yes
Smart Scene Optimization
Yes
Symbology
Yes (256 gray and 256 color)
Time to Image
<5 seconds
Invert/Revert (analog and 8-bit digital)
Yes
Power
Input Power
3.3 VDC +/-0.1VDC
Power Dissipation [steady state]
~1.0 W
Power Reduction Switch [disables analog video]
Yes