Teledyne FLIR Introduces New Hadron 640 Series for Enhanced Unmanned Systems Integration


Next-Generation Dual Thermal-Visible Cameras Optimized for Performance and Efficiency

Teledyne FLIR, a division of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has unveiled its latest iteration of high-performance Hadron 640 dual radiometric thermal and visible camera modules. The newly released ITAR-free Hadron 640+ and radiometric Hadron 640R+ are designed to offer enhanced thermal sensitivity and are optimized for size, weight, and power (SWaP) for seamless integration into unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), robotic platforms, and AI applications utilizing Teledyne FLIR Prism™ software.

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Teledyne FLIR Introduces New Hadron 640 Series for Enhanced Unmanned Systems Integration

Michael Walters, Vice President Product Management at Teledyne FLIR, highlighted the advantages of the Hadron 640 series: “The Hadron 640 series gives integrators the opportunity to deploy AI-ready, high-performance dual-camera modules into small unmanned systems where SWaP, performance, run time, and battery life are mission critical.” He further emphasized the benefits of the Prism AI detection, tracking, and classification models, stating that they offer “super-resolution, turbulence mitigation, contrast enhancement, and more, Hadron 640 also enables effective AI-based applications.”

The new Hadron 640 modules feature a 640 x 512 resolution Boson+ longwave infrared (LWIR) camera module, boasting thermal sensitivity of 20 millikelvin (mK) or better. This allows the camera to operate effectively in total darkness, smoke, fog, and glare, ensuring continuous operational awareness. The Hadron 640R+ model provides precise temperature measurements for every pixel in the scene. Additionally, the inclusion of a 64MP visible camera enables the Hadron 640 series to capture both thermal and visible imagery within a single compact module.

George Matus, CTO of Red Cat, praised the collaboration with Teledyne FLIR, stating, “Continued collaboration with Teledyne FLIR enables rapid payload and performance innovation for Teal drones, accelerates time to market, and equips warfighters with the best possible technology for operational success.” He added that the Hadron 640 series offers “enhanced thermal sensitivity and HD visible cameras to provide superior performance within a compact package for the support of our NATO allies and the U.S. Army’s Short Range Reconnaissance Tranche 2 program of record.”

To streamline development and reduce costs for integrators and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) product developers, the Hadron 640 series is available as a complete system from a single supplier. This includes drivers for leading processors from NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and others, along with comprehensive integration support and service from Teledyne FLIR experts.

All Hadron 640 series products are classified under US Department of Commerce jurisdiction and are available for purchase globally through Teledyne FLIR and its authorized dealers. For more information or to purchase, visit Teledyne FLIR’s Hadron 640 page.

For an exclusive first look at the Hadron 640R+ operating with Prism AI, visit hall 5A, stand #5A-127 at EuroSatory, June 17-21, 2024, in Paris, France.

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