Flir PathfindIR™

The FLIR Systems PathFindIR is a compact thermal imaging camera that significantly reduces the hazards of night time driving. Automotive Night Vision Systems enable drivers to detect and monitor potential hazards on or near the road, allowing more time to react to any potential danger. PathFindIR Thermal imager helps the user recognize pedestrians, animals, or objects in total darkness, smoke, rain and snow. The PathFindIR module can be integrated into military vehicle designs, or adapted for aftermarket commercial vehicle applications. The PathFindIR is available in 25 Hz PAL / 30 Hz NTSC or 8.3 Hz PAL / 7.5 Hz NTSC.


320x240 kopie.png The PathFindIR incorporates an uncooled 320 x 240 pixels microbolometer. This maintenance free system delivers crisp video images which can be displayed on virtually any display that accepts composite video.
lenses The PathFindIR is equipped with an 19 mm wide angle lens. It give you an extremely wide field of view (36°), resulting in excellent situational awareness.
distance  The PathFindIR is extremely rugged. Its  vital core is well protected against humidity and water. The PathFindIR can be cleaned with a hose just like any other equipment. The PathFindIR operates between -40°C and +80°C.
lightweight The PathFindIR is extremely compact (5.8 x 5.7 x 7.2 cm) and weighs only 360 grams. This allows for easy integration in any vehicle. The PathFindIR can easily be installed behind a vehicle grill or in any other compact location.
accessories.png A 6 meter long cable is available for routing the PathFindIR’s power and video interface into a passenger compartment. On one side the cable connects to the PathFindIR. On the other end it has 2 wires that can be terminated, as required by the user, for hooking into the vehicle power bus and a video cable that is terminated with a BNC connector. It can be adapted to the video input connections on most standard monitors.

PathfindIR™ Technical Specifications



Detector type Focal Plane Array (FPA), uncooled microbolometer 324 x 256 pixels
Spectral range 8 to 14µm
Field of view 36° (H) x 27° (V) with 19 mm lens
Spatial resolution (IFOV) 2 mrad
Thermal sensitivity 100 mK at +25°C
Image frequency* 8.3 Hz PAL or 7.5 Hz NTSC *
Focus Automatic (25 m to infinity)
Image processing Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE)


Time to image < 2 seconds
Automatic Heater When window temperature is below +4°C


Video output RS170 EIA/NTSC or CCIR/PAL composite video, 75Ω
Connector types BNC, with optional pigtail cable
Requirements 6 – 16 V DC
Consumption 2 W quiescent, 6 W max (with window heater on)


Operating temperature range -40°C to +80°C
Storage temperature range -57°C to +105°C (Extended storage time above +40°C is not recommended due to reduction in service life)
Humidity 6,500 hours at 81%rh at +25°C and salt spray per IEC 60068-2-11Ka
Sand/dust Mil-Std810
Icing Heater will defrost 2 mm of ice within 15 minutes at -30°C and wind speed of 100 km/h
Encapsulation Hermetically sealed enclosure
Shock 5 30g shocks in 2 directions on 3 axes (30 total) 11 mSec duration per IEC 60068-2-27Ea
Vibration IEC 60068-2-64


Camera Weight 360 grams
Camera Size 57.4 mm x 56.1 mm x 71.4 mm excluding connector which protrudes an additional 28.7 mm

* 30 Hz NTSC or 25 Hz PAL available. Subject to approval of the US Department of Commerce for use outside the USA.

CAUTION:  PathFindIR is designed for the automotive 12 V DC power environment and conforms to ISO 7637-2 requirements for transients and disturbances on the typical automotive power system.  If the PathFindIR is installed in applications other than commercial automobiles, additional power conditioning or protection may be required.