DRS Thermal Cores and Modules

DRS Infrared provides outstanding-performing thermal camera modules and detectors for a broad range of applications at an affordable price with its patented microbolometer architecture. The Tamarisk® family of uncooled thermal modules provides exceptional thermal imagery in a miniature package while maintaining industry low power consumption rates. The Zafiro® family of cooled thermal modules employ DRS' advanced Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) detector to produce unparalleled infrared imagery. With a wide assortment of pixel pitch options, resolutions, and fields of view, DRS Infrared has flexible modules and detectors providing superior detection for the most important requirements.

Tamarisk® family of Vanadium Oxide (VOx) uncooled thermal imaging modules


  • Up to 640x480 resolution
  • Most compact size
  • Affordable solution
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Zafiro® family of Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) cooled thermal imaging modules


  • Up to 1280x720 (HD) resolution
  • Local Area Processing (LAP) technology
  • Patented low noise/vibration cooler
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Image Contrast Enhancement (ICE™):
The Defining Feature

DRS Infrared’s proprietary technology for improving image contrast builds upon traditional AGC to deliver an optimized image for both real-time viewing and video analytics engines.

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