New LWIR Camera Module Has Sensitivity of 20 mK or Less 

Teledyne FLIR’s Boson+ Longwave Infrared (LWIR) camera is a drop-in upgrade to the Boson thermal camera module with updated image processing to deliver enhanced sharpness and contrast By Phoebe Grinter / 06 Apr 2022
Teledyne FLIR Boson+

Teledyne FLIR has released its new Boson+ with thermal sensitivity of 20 millikelvin (mK) or less, making it the company’s most sensitive Longwave Infrared (LWIR) camera to date.

The new model shares the Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) of the widely deployed and proven Boson thermal camera module. With identical mechanical, electrical, and optical interfaces, the Boson+ is a drop-in upgrade that also includes updated image processing to deliver enhanced sharpness and contrast for defense and commercial applications. 

“Improved thermal sensitivity and Automatic Gain Control (AGC) allows for more scene detail in the image for better detection, specifically in outdoor low-contrast scenes,” said Dan Walker, vice president, product management, OEM cores, Teledyne FLIR. “Improved thermal performance and proven market-leading reliability make it the ideal uncooled thermal module for integration in unmanned platforms, security applications, handhelds, wearables, and thermal sights.”

Made in the USA, the Boson+ includes a redesigned 640 x 512 resolution, 12-micron pixel pitch detector with a Noise Equivalent Differential Temperature (NEDT) of 20 mK or less which offers significantly enhanced Detection, Recognition, and Identification (DRI) performance. Improved video latency enhances tracking, seeker performance, and decision support. 

The shared Boson series interface and access to the U.S.-based Teledyne FLIR Technical Services team reduce development risk and shorten time to market. Designed for integrators, the Boson+ is available with a variety of lens options, comprehensive product documentation, an easy-to-use SDK, and a user-friendly GUI. Boson+ is dual use and classified under U.S. Department of Commerce jurisdiction as EAR 6A003.b.4.a. 

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