News | August 17, 2011

FLIR Announces Unmanned Vehicle Market Milestone: 11,000 IR Camera Cores Flying Today

Source: FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science
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FLIR Systems, Inc. announces recently that it has delivered more than 11,000 infrared camera cores into the unmanned vehicle market. FLIR is the first manufacturer to reach this milestone and credits the achievement to increased popularity of unmanned aerial and ground vehicles.

As part of its effort to continue innovating to keep up with more unmanned vehicles entering the marketplace, FLIR will be bringing three new camera cores to market. These will be on display at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems North America 2011.

Tau LWIR 320-Resolution Core with 17-Micron Pixels
The newest addition to the Tau family is a 320-resolution IR camera core with 17-micron pixels. Tau 160/320/640-resolution camera cores are the perfect family for a variety of applications, including unattended ground sensor systems, weapon sights, and security and surveillance systems.

Incorporating a high-performance 640×480 resolution InGaAs focal plane array, the Tau SWIR offers the same miniature form factor already adopted by a growing number of OEM partners. Tau SWIR achieves high quantum efficiency over the 900 to 1,700nm spectral band, a highly coveted range for a number of applications in night vision system design and commercial applications.

Quark's innovative compact, lightweight design is enabled by wafer-level packaging of the microbolometer sensor. These design breakthroughs allow a number of new capabilities and features, including ultra-small volume (less than 0.5 cubic inches), low mass (less than 20 grams), and a shock rating of 800g.

About FLIR Systems
Pioneers in infrared technology, FLIR designs, manufactures, and supports thermal imaging systems and subsystems for industrial, scientific, government, commercial, and firefighting applications. With a 40-year history of infrared innovation, +100,000 systems in use worldwide, and development centers and sales offices in over 60 countries, FLIR is the world leader in thermal imaging technology.

SOURCE: FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science

FLIR Systems, Inc - Research & Science