ABOUT DRS TECHNOLOGIES

Leonardo DRS is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, commercial partners and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica SpA (FNC.MI), which employs approximately 70,000 people worldwide. Within Leonardo DRS, the Commercial Infrared Systems (CIS) line produces advanced electro-optical sensor systems to include thermal surveillance systems, cooled and uncooled infrared camera modules, and thermal detectors. The CIS line is developed in Dallas, Tex.; Melbourne, Fla.; Cypress, Calif.; Huntsville, Ala.; Columbia, Md.; and the UK. For more information, visit www.drsinfrared.com.

HOT PRODUCTS

Powered By Leonardo DRS Product Accreditation Program Powered By Leonardo DRS Product Accreditation Program

The Powered by Leonardo DRS Product Accreditation Program recognizes integrated OEM product solutions that employ Leonardo DRS’ premier Tamarisk® thermal imaging camera modules and infrared detectors. These products also provide end users with feature-rich capabilities, and a competitive edge in a wide range of emerging, high growth commercial markets.

Radiometric Detection And Imaging: Tamarisk 320 Precision Series Radiometric Detection And Imaging: Tamarisk 320 Precision Series

The Tamarisk Precision Series of micro thermal imagers for radiometric detection and imaging offers 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 pixel resolution within the 7.5 - 14 μm spectral band. They are ideal for applications involving test and measurement, fire detection, equipment monitoring, perimeter security, gas leak detection, and more.

MWIR Integrated Dewar Cooler Assembly Image Sensor Module: CD640-12-MW Zafiro CD 640 MWIR Integrated Dewar Cooler Assembly Image Sensor Module: CD640-12-MW Zafiro CD 640

Leonardo DRS’ CD640-12-MW is a compact (4.5 x 3.0 x 2.0 inches) IDCA MWIR image sensor module featuring HgCdTe technology for high sensitivity, 640 x 480 pixel resolution, 12µm pixel pitch, 14-bit corrected digital video, and low power (6 watts dissipation at room temperature).

MWIR Sensor Module: Zafiro®HD MWIR Sensor Module: Zafiro®HD

The Zafiro HD is a sensor module featuring a low power, 1280x720, 12µm pitch-cooled MWIR focal plane array, the industry’s lowest power consumption, 14-bit corrected digital video, more than 20,000 hours mean-time-to-failure, proprietary local area processing, and more.

Thermal Imaging Detectors Thermal Imaging Detectors

Leonardo DRS offers VOx LWIR detectors for high-end rugged applications as well as for lower cost projects. Eight different models are available with varying resolution, pixel pitch, and packaging.

Low Power And Compact MWIR Camera Low Power And Compact MWIR Camera

The Zafiro®640 Micro MWIR camera offers 640 x 480 MWIR pixel resolution, an advanced 12 µm pixel pitch design, low power operation that requires only 5 W at room temperature, 14-bit corrected digital video, and HgCdTe HDVIP® technology.    

Compact Thermal Cameras: Tamarisk Series Compact Thermal Cameras: Tamarisk Series

Leonardo DRS’ Tamarisk® family is made up of a less than 2 cubic inch compact thermal cameras that weigh just over an ounce and provide 320 x 240 or 640 x 480 pixel resolution. They are ideal for applications in security and surveillance, unmanned sensors, UAVs, man-portable imaging devices, robotic ground vehicles, medical imaging, and other applications with size, weight, and power (SWaP) restrictions.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Leonardo DRS

13544 North Central Expressway

Dallas, TX 75243

UNITED STATES

Phone: 855-230-2372

FEATURED ARTICLES

  • Flexible Design Capabilities Through DIY Custom Lens Calibration
    Flexible Design Capabilities Through DIY Custom Lens Calibration

    This white paper demonstrates the benefits of using the CLC utility alongside Tamarisk® camera cores in three common integration scenarios.

  • Advanced-Absorber Microbolometer Superstructure: Patented Sensor Technology Revealed
    Advanced-Absorber Microbolometer Superstructure: Patented Sensor Technology Revealed

    The most significant development in the production of infrared sensors and their ability to affect improvements to SWaP-C requirements comes from the introduction of uncooled focal plane array (FPA) designs. 

  • Leonardo DRS Successfully Demonstrates The First 10-micron High Performance Infrared Sensors
    Leonardo DRS Successfully Demonstrates The First 10-micron High Performance Infrared Sensors

    Leonardo DRS announced today that its highly anticipated 10-micron pixel pitch infrared detector has been successfully demonstrated to select defense industry prime contractors.

  • Leonardo DRS Launches New Line Of Radiometric Camera Cores

    Leonardo DRS debuted its new Tamarisk® Precision Series line of radiometric camera cores at the 2015 SPIE Photonics West exhibition. Designed for applications that require both accurate temperature measurement and superior image quality, Tamarisk® Precision Series is equipped with Leonardo DRS' patented infrared sensor technology, expert calibration and new developer tools for greater flexibility, customization and integration for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

  • Precision Thermal Imaging Solutions
    Precision Thermal Imaging Solutions

    At this year’s exhibition, Leonardo DRS’ business development director, Doug VanDover, introduced us to the newest entry in the Tamarisk thermal IR camera family — the Tamarisk precision series

  • Tracking Objects Through Heat Signature Acquisition
    Tracking Objects Through Heat Signature Acquisition

    This video showcases an ATP (acquisition, tracking, and pointing) tracker in action in both day and nighttime conditions. The imagery was captured with Leonardo DRS’ infrared cameras. The ATP tracker used in this footage is the result of a Senior Capstone Project in Texas A&M’s electrical engineering program.

  • Thermal Display Systems For Communications, Tracking, And Scientific Research
    Thermal Display Systems For Communications, Tracking, And Scientific Research

    This video is an entry from the 2014 Leonardo DRS Student Infrared Imaging Competition in which a student designed, constructed, and tested a thermal display capable of showing moving images, text, and patterns.

  • Thermal Imaging For Archaeological Applications
    Thermal Imaging For Archaeological Applications

    This video is an entry from the University of Arkansas Leonardo DRS 2014 thermal imaging competition. In it, the results of a UAV-based thermal imaging archaeological site survey are presented in which thermal imaging helped to reveal subsurface archaeological features in a largely unexplored area in Arkansas.

  • Using Thermography In Precision Agriculture
    Using Thermography In Precision Agriculture

    Changes in soil texture, topography, wind, and even the time of day can all affect crop field variability. All of these factors can affect how water infiltrates and holds into the soil profile. These variables need to be taken into consideration in irrigation scheduling.

  • How To Assess Thermal Camera Range For Site Design
    How To Assess Thermal Camera Range For Site Design

    When laying out a site design for surveillance using currently marketed uncooled thermal cameras, it is important to understand the coverage capability of the cameras under evaluation in terms of field of view and range. 

  • 24/7 Security Surveillance Technology: Overcoming Security Blind Spots
    24/7 Security Surveillance Technology: Overcoming Security Blind Spots

    Security surveillance systems are only as effective as their ability to see and warn of intrusions. While today’s video technology has significantly extended the perimeters of detection, many blind spots remain, hindering its success.

  • Thermal Cameras For Even The Most Demanding SWaP Restrictions
    Thermal Cameras For Even The Most Demanding SWaP Restrictions

    Jay Schell of Leonardo DRS tells us about the unique features of the Tamarisk thermal cameras, and how they're used in applications involving integration into UAVs, medical imaging equipment, analytic devices, man-portable imaging devices, robotic ground vehicles, unmanned sensors, security and surveillance, and more.

  • The Advantages Of MCT As An IR Imaging Material
    The Advantages Of MCT As An IR Imaging Material

    Cooled infrared imaging is in many ways a mature technology, with its architectures well-defined and its past and present applications well-understood.

  • Image Contrast Enhancement For Thermal Imaging
    Image Contrast Enhancement For Thermal Imaging

    A technology once reserved for military applications and expensive government programs, infrared imaging systems are now being widely deployed in a variety of applications to address needs that traditional imaging technology cannot. Today, we are just scratching the surface of thermal imaging’s capabilities and uses. As advances in thermal imaging technology and manufacturing efficiencies improve performance and drive down costs, we are experiencing a transition to thermal imaging as the preferred low-light solution for security and surveillance systems as well as the emergence of new, innovative products and markets. By J Schell, Product Manager, DRS Technologies, Network and Imaging Systems Group

  • Benefits Of A Thermal Camera Shutter

    Shutters are used in thermal cameras to act as a reference for periodic detector calibrations in order to provide a more accurate image of the thermal scene the camera is capturing