Full HD 1080P Thermal Camera – Vayu HD

The Vayu HD from Sierra-Olympic is the world’s first Full High Definition uncooled thermal camera that is capable of 1080p output. The Vayu HD offers unparalleled image resolution, detector quality and sensitivity for the most magnificent thermal imagery ever offered in a standalone commercially designed camera.


The Vayu HD processor core offers some of the most superior capabilities found in any thermal camera ever manufactured. Regular offerings include real-time extended image processing tools not found in any other camera, on-board image and video storage, electronic image stabilization and true Ethernet capabilities. Optional extension capabilities comprise of object tracking and moving target detection with telemetry, NMEA metadata tagging in the Ethernet stream.

Due to the special sensor, a customized 24 mm F1.1 optic is provided with the system. The lens focuses via the locking thread mount and supports the systems IP67 enclosure rating. The lens offers a 52° HFOV with minimal distortion, is athermalized and has a hard-carbon coating for direct exposure to outdoor environments.

  • 1920 x 1200 resolution
  • Integrated Image Enhancement Functions
  • 12 µ pixel pitch
  • HD-SDI, h.264, or 16-bit CameraLink video output
  • Athermalized 24 mm F 1.1


Perimeter Security and Border Protection

  • Degraded Vision
  • Maritime Imaging

Government, Military and Force Protection

  • Navigation
  • Rugged Military Imaging

Airborne Reconnaissance

  • Unmanned Vehicle
  • Wide Area Surveillance


Features Specifications

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Detector Type Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
Array Format 1920 x 1200
Pixel Pitch 12 µm
Spectral Response LWIR 8-14 µm
Frame Rate (fps) 30 Hz
1-point NUC Scene or mechanical shutter
Lens EFL 24 mm
F# 1.1
Lens Focus Manual threads with lock ring
FOV 51.3° x 30.2° on 1920 x 1200
Environmental Athermalized, IP67 compatible, DLC front element coating
Video formats HD-SDI, IP-Video, CameraLink®
Sensor bit depth 16-bits on CameraLink®
HD-SPI format 1920 x 1200 (1080p) H.264/MJPEG
IP-Video format 1920 x 1200 (1080p) H.264/MJPEG
IP Protocol UDP, RTP, RTSP, IP-Unicast
H.264 Encoding Base, main or high profile
Image Enhancement Linear Histogram AGC, CLAHE, LAP, Sharpen, De-noise
Camera Control Ethernet or RS-422
Other Interface Serial in/out for telemetry, GPIO

Environmental Specifications

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Size w/ Lens 206 mm L x 128 mm W x 91 mm H (w/o sunshield)
Weight w/ Lens 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
Camera Mount ¼ x 20 thread on base
Input Voltage 11-14 VDC
Power 18 W typical
Operating Temp -40 to +45 °C with sunshield/fan assembly

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