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FLIR ADK

The FLIR ADK allows developers to add a long-range thermal camera to their ADAS development vehicles to help advance reliability and redundancy required for self-driving cars. The thermal sensors create images from heat, not light, and can detect pedestrians and oncoming vehicles regardless of lighting condition. FLIR thermal imagers help drivers see well beyond their high beams- day, night, through most fog, smoke and haze, and past the glare of oncoming headlights or the sun low on the horizon.

FLIR

Specifications

Width 35 mm
Height40 mm
Depth47 mm
Pixel Pitch12 µm
Spectral Band8-14 microns (LWIR)
Thermal Sensitivity< 50 mK
Weight 100 g (3.5 oz)
Camera InterfaceUSB, GMSL, Ethernet and FPD-link
Data FormatSoftware-selectable: 16-bit TIFF (raw sensor forma
Environmental ProtectionIP67
Operating Temperature-40 to +85 °C
Shock1,500 G @ 0.4 msec
Array format 640 × 512
Frame Rate30 & 60 Hz selectable (9 Hz optional)
Sensor TechnologyBoson™ – Uncooled VOx microbolometer
Solar protectionYes
HFOV - Thermal 75
Power Consumption1 W (without heater); ~4 W average and 12 W maximum
Power RequirementsCamera: 5 VDC (USB2) or 24 VDC (GMSL); Window Heat

Overview

The FLIR ADK allows developers to add a long-range thermal camera to their ADAS development vehicles to help advance reliability and redundancy required for self-driving cars.

The thermal sensors create images from heat, not light, and can detect pedestrians and oncoming vehicles regardless of lighting condition. FLIR thermal imagers help drivers see well beyond their high beams- day, night, through most fog, smoke and haze, and past the glare of oncoming headlights or the sun low on the horizon.

The ADK’s IP67-rated enclosure incorporates a heated window for all-weather driving. The ADK has USB, GMSL, Ethernet, and FPD-Link interfaces, which makes installation plug-and-play. The thermal data stream ports into existing host platforms for recording, processing, and analytics. Multiple  field-of-view configurations are available to meet various integration needs and different operational design domains.

The FLIR ADK features the high-resolution FLIR Boson, which is equipped with an Intel Movidius Myriad 2 Vision Processing Unit, a low-power multi-core vision processor that fits within a compact footprint package for automobiles. The ADK is also compatible with the NVIDIA DRIVE autonomous vehicle computing platform.

References

Describes the installation, operating, and controls of the hardware.

https://www.flir.com

Describes the software aspect of the product.

https://www.flir.com

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