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Quark 2

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Overview:
Export

Quark 2 Export Information

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Software / Firmware

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

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Technical Guidance

Can any of FLIR's Camera Control software run on a Mac?

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Technical Guidance

Do Tau2 or Quark2 cameras allow for thermography and temperature characterization?

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Technical Guidance

What are the detection ranges for the various Tau2, Quark2 lens versions?

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System Requirements

Are safety issues addressed in the User’s Manual or Guide?

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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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Export

As far as 30 fps vs. 9 fps video rates are concerned, why use one over the other?

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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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Licenses

Is an export license required for Tau2, Quark2 thermal imaging cameras?

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Technical Guidance

How many bits per pixel is the digital output?

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Technical Guidance

Can the FLIR start-up splash screen be disabled in Tau2 and Quark2 cameras? Can a different splash screen be used?

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Resources:
FLIR Camera Adjustments - LWIR
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FLIR GUI User Guide
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FLIR NVFFC Note
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FLIR Quark Quick Start Guide
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OEM Limited Warranty
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Tau - Quark 2 Supplemental FFC
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QuarK Electrical IDD
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Quark SSN Description
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Tau 2 - Quark 2 - Muon Response Curve
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FLIR Quark2 Datasheet
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Tau 2 Quark Software IDD
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Quark Product Specification
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FLIR Gain Calibration App Note
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FLIR Flat Field Correction App Note
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FLIR Splashscreen App Note
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FLIR Supplemental FFC App Note
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FLIR Tau 1 and Tau 2 Product Comparison Brochure
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Camera Controller GUI for Vue, Tau, 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