Pulsar Quantum XD38S Thermal Imager
The Digital thermal imaging scopes Quantum based on IR sensor (uncooled microbolometer) are represented by a number of models featuring various frame rate, magnification and lens diameter. The scopes are designed for the use both in the nighttime and in the daylight in inclement weather conditions (fog, smog, rain) to see through obstacles hindering detection of targets (branches, tallgrass, thick bushes etc.). Unlike the image intensifier tube based night vision devices, thermal imaging scopes Quantum do not require an external source of light and are not affected by bright light exposure.
The Quantum XD series features stadiametric rangefinder, multiple color modes and 50 Hz frame rate. Thermal imaging scopes Quantum have a wide range application including night hunting, observation and terrain orientation, search and rescue operations.
Quantum XDS offers a choice of 6 colour palettes for captured by objective lens image, monochrome (usual “hot white”, “hot black”) and colour highlighting the hottest and coldest areas with different colours.
High image frequency
Due to the high image frequency (50 Hz) it is comfortable to use thermal camera dynamically (during rapid moving of observer or object of observation).
Quantum XDS has a stadiametric rangefinder performed in the shape of rangefinding reticle which enables distance measuring to observed objects with known height (deer - 1,7m; boar – 0,7m; hare – 0,3m) with a sufficient precision.
The Quantum XDS suggests three operating modes, each designed to deliver best possible image in specific viewing conditions. The modes are as follows: “City” (enhanced contrast), “Forest” (low contrast) and “Identification” (improved rendering of hot objects’ details).
Long viewing range
Actual range of detection of a human figure (1.8x0.5m) in the field (human has outerwear, in the field against the background of the forest) for the Quantum XDS varies from 500 to 1250 m, depending on the model.
When it is necessary to temporarily stop observation the user can apply DISPLAY OFF function. It provides the necessary level of camouflage (no light from the eyepiece of the device) between observation sessions as well as the fast restart of observation (when display is turned off, all other systems are working; for normal operation it is enough just to power on the display again).
Power saving mode
Disabling the video output module in the Quantum S series thermal scopes increases self-contained operating time on a set of batteries or external power supply.
The Quantum suggests three calibration modes: silent manual mode (“M”), automatic (“A”) and semiautomatic (“H”). The “A” mode implies calibration without user participation (process initiation (actuation of the shutter) takes place automatically). In the “H” mode the user decides on his own if calibration is required based on the image quality. Button “Cal” is pressed in this mode. Manual calibration (“M”) is carried out by pressing the button when the lens cap is closed. The “M” mode is recommended for hunting due to silent operation.
Quick start-up time
The Quantum imaging scopes feature short start-up time (5 - 7 seconds) from the push of a button to full operational status. This is one of the best results in its class.
The body of fiberglass reinforced plastic is able to effectively withstand impact, moisture and dust which allows the units to be used in extreme conditions. The rubber armouring ensures secure grip of the unit.
Wide range of operating temperatures
Quantum imaging scopes are effective for the use in low temperatures (-25°C) thanks to the frost-resistant OLED display employed in the unit (image remains the same as when viewing at positive environment temperature).
Brightness and contrast control
The control wheel located next to the lens allows the user to setup brightness and contrast most appropriate for specific situation.
Self-contained power supply
The Quantum is powered with four AA size (rechargeable) batteries. The batteries are stored in a container which is then placed in a battery compartment of the unit.
All Quantum models are equipped with an analog video output to enable connection of external recording equipment or transmitting image to the display.
External power supply
Operation time of the unit can be significantly increased thanks to the use of external power supplies (for example, Pulsar EPS3/EPS5) that can be connected with a special jack. When used in frosty weather, the power supply can be stored under the clothes.
Actual information about the status of the thermal imaging device, depicted in the form of blue icons and numbers, is located on the data panel in the lower portion of the screen, and does not interfere with the image observed. When switching between various functions (digital zoom, colour inversion, brightness/contrast settings), the respective large sized icon appears in the right upper portion of the screen
Main control functions (turning on and off the unit, sensor calibration, colour inversion/digital zoom) are carried out with the buttons on the upper panel. The size and location of the buttons are customised for comfortable use both with a gloved or bare hand. Brightness and contrast are set up with the controller wheel located next to the objective lens.
Frame Rate - 50 Hz
Microbolometer resolution - 384x288 pixels
Spectral Sencitivity - 7.7 … 13.2 µm
Display type - OLED
Display Resolution - 640x480 pixels
Magnification - 2.1X
Digital zoom - 2x; 4x
Objective Lens - F38/1.2
Field of View - 14.4x10.8 ° horizontal x vertical
Diopter adjustment - ± 5
Close-up distance - 3 m
Range of detection - 950m (object (high*width = 1,7*0,5m)
Power Supply - 4 ÷ 6 V
Battery type - 4xAA
External Power Supply - 8.4 ÷ 15 DC
Physical & operational characteristics
Operating Temperature - - 25 … +50 °С
Level of Protection - IPX4 (acc. to IEC 60529)
Dimensions - 200x86x59mm
Weight - 0.35kg (without batteries),
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