Armasight by FLIR Prometheus-C is the latest and most technologically advanced Thermal Imaging monocular to enter the sporting, law enforcement, and military markets.
The Prometheus-C is a solid state, uncooled, long-wave infrared, magnified, dedicated handheld thermal imager intended for day and night engagements. The Prometheus-C is based on the latest FLIR Tau 2 VOx microbolometer core. The thermal imaging technology allows you to detect targets by cutting through snow, dust, smoke, fog, haze, and other atmospheric obscurants. The Prometheus-C demonstrates its operational flexibility for all mission applications.
An additional Armasight proprietary hyper-image processing (HIP) code provides the Prometheus-C with a robust library of software features to tailor the image to the optimum standards required by the operator. The nine-pin connector on the Prometheus-C reveals the dynamic nature of this mite-sized powerhouse. Through the multi-pin connector, the operator can record video using the Armasight Digital Video Recorder (DVR) or augment the battery life by attaching to external battery options.
Special User-Adjustable Imaging Tools
Active Contrast Enhancement (ACE)
– a digital “Contrast” correction that allows for smart scene optimization based on dynamic adjustments, where a variety of contrast levels occur depending on relative scene temperature.
Second Generation Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE)
“Sharpness” correction that digitally enhances the picture, significantly sharpens edges, and further reduces image noise.
Smart Scene Optimization (SSO)
fine-tuning computational correction that significantly improves overall visual acuity for targets that have thermal signatures similar to the surrounding background.
Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
a “Gain” correction that used to automatically adjust the gain to an appropriate range, the weaker the image signal, the stronger the gain.
User-Controlled Manual Non-Uniformity Correction/ Flat-Field Correction (UCMNUC/ FFC).
There is a mechanical shutter between the camera sensor and the lens. This shutter is used to perform a non-uniformity correction (NUC), also known as flat-field correction (FFC). During FFC, the shutter presents a uniform temperature source to each detector element in the array. While imaging the flat-field source, the camera updates the offset correction coefficients, resulting in a more uniform image after the process is complete. All Prometheus-C models allow for user to manually trigger or interrupt scheduled UCMNUC/ FFC function.
Silent Shutterless NUC™ (SSN)
In addition to User-Controlled Manual NUC/ FFC, all Prometheus- C models employ a digital, supplemental, non-mechanical flat-field correction that extends periods between mechanical shutter events and further reduces image noise. SSN is an always ON enhancement.