DRS Tamarisk 320 Micro Thermal Cores

Tamarisk®320 - Weighing as little as 33 grams, occupying less than 30 cubic centimeters, and drawing as little as 850 mW of power, the Tamarisk®320 redefines the compact class of thermal cameras. The first 320 x 240 Vanadium Oxide (VOx) microbolometer of its kind, it combines industry-leading 17 μm pixel-pitch, Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) technology with patented advanced absorber superstructure to provide greater sensitivity, improved detection, and unparalleled thermal imagery. Regardless of lighting conditions, the Tamarisk®320 produces crystal-clear imagery day and night through smoke, dust, haze, and fog.

Tamarisk®320 Rotator

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  • 320 x 240 pixel resolution
  • Less than 2 cubic inches
  • Weighs just over an ounce
  • Draws as little as 850 mW during steady state operation
  • Multiple lens options from a wide angle 90°HFOV to a narrow 6.2°
  • Integrated Shutter for improved image calibration
  • X1 architecture for easy integration into existing systems


DRS Technologies has evolved the Tamarisk® line of micro thermal imagers to include general purpose radiometric capabilities on its popular 17 µm Tamarisk®320 module. Complete with unique features such as temperature isotherms for delineating multiple regions with user defined color parameters, dynamic range switching providing optimal performance from -40°C to +550°C and spotmeter for rapid temperature measurement, the Tamarisk®320’s radiometric capabilities are well-suited for a variety of applications. DRS’ proprietary radiometric colorization works seamlessly with its Image Contrast Enhancement (ICE) algorithm to provide unmatched clarity and scene detail with absolute temperature measurement.


  • Security and Surveillance
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Robotic Ground Vehicles
  • Medical Imaging
  • Analytics
  • Man-portable Imaging Devices
  • Unmanned Sensor Applications

Popular Applications

Tamarisk® radiometric capabilities are ideal for applications requiring location and identification of key temperature variances to enable swift and accurate decisions.

  • Electrical and Mechanical
  • Test and Measurement
  • Building Inspection
  • General Research and Development
  • Gas Leak Detection and Imaging
  • Process Monitoring
  • Automation


  • Feature Board 1011339-001
  • Breakout Box 1003785-001
  • Unterminated Cable 1010590-001
  • Cable Assembly Terminated 1002775-001
  • Back Shell / OEM Housing 1013744-SP
  • Tripod Mount Bracket 1014554
  • Tamarisk HW/SW Developers Kit (H/SDK) 1016704
  • Tamarisk HW/SW Kit Documentation 1016706-100
  • Custom Lens Calibration 1014868-100

Product Highlights

  • Dynamic Range (-40°C to +550°C) with user defined Auto Gain Switching
  • Temperature isotherms with up to 8 regions and user defined color parameters
  • Image Contrast Enhancement (ICE)
  • Tamarisk® Tool Box design environment provides flexibility to create unique symbology, icons and graphics
  • 14-bit data or 16-bit temperature data and color AGC / ICE imagery