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TACS-M Thermal Acquisition Clip-on System - Miniature

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TACS-M Thermal Acquisition Clip-on System - Miniature 830-0037-0

Model no: 830-0037-0

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  • LightWeight

  • Seamlessly Adds Thermal to Image Intensified Devices

  • Easy Operation

  • Waterproof

  • Rugged Design

  • Mini-thermal Technology

TACS-M Thermal Acquisition Clip-on System - Miniature Description



Thermal Acquisition Clip-on System - Miniature

The Miniature Thermal Acquisition Clip-On System (TACS-M) provides the soldier with ultimate performance in  technology.  Low power consumption, optimal sensor technology, and high-performance optics all seamlessly integrate to provide state of the art long wave infrared (LWIR) technology.

When added to a standard image intensified system, TACS-M provides a second channel with LWIR capability, extending engagement capabilities through obscurants.  The TACS-M unit along with Nivisys experience and expertise provides the best value solution for adding low light and no light performance to currently fielded night vision systems.

The unit’s waterproof and rugged construction stands up to the harshest environments and features a red display for visual security.  This multi-purpose surveillance tool uses the latest in miniature thermal sensor technology and a high resolution display to provide superior imagery in the smallest package  available.

Thermal Imaging

Please note that most thermal devices are built per order.  It may take 3-5 days or more for your order to ship.  If timely shipping is important to you, please, contact us to verify availability prior to ordering. 

Thermal devices can produce various types of images.  Some are color others are monochrome.  In either case change in shade or color indicates temperature differences.

color thermal image thermal bw image

Here is how thermal imaging devices work...

A special lens focuses the infrared light emitted by all of the objects in view.

The focused light is scanned by a phased array of infrared-detector elements. The detector elements create a very detailed temperature pattern called a thermogram. It only takes about one-thirtieth of a second for the detector array to obtain the temperature information to make the thermogram. This information is obtained from several thousand points in the field of view of the detector array.

The thermogram created by the detector elements is translated into electric impulses.

The impulses are sent to a signal-processing unit, a circuit board with a dedicated chip that translates the information from the elements into data for the display.

The signal-processing unit sends the information to the display, where it appears as various colors depending on the intensity of the infrared emission. The combination of all the impulses from all of the elements creates the image.

There are a few key Manufacturers when it comes to thermal imaging.  

ATN: produce such well knows devies as ThOR-HD thermal scope, BINOX-THD thermal binoculars, and OTS-HD thermal monocular.  

FLIR/Armasight: the largest maker of consumer level thermal products is well knows for their full product line.  Zeus thermal scopes, Q14 and Scout monoculars, Helios and Scout binoculars and many more.

Pulsar: a very popular brand for digital night vision and thermal imaging.  Key products include Pulsar Trail and Apex thermal scopes and Pulsar Helion and Quantum thermal monoculars.

Seek: mobile device mounted thermal cameras are the main products of this brand.

Delivery Time and Manufacturing Process for TACS-M Thermal Acquisition Clip-on System - Miniature:

Most of our manufacturers do not keep products like TACS-M Thermal Acquisition Clip-on System - Miniature assembled on the shelf. Night Vision tubes are kept separate from the body of the unit. When the order is placed, the manufacturer starts the order processing and assembly process which includes the following:

  • Order processing - we collect all the necessary information including address and phone numbers. We also make sure that our customer ordered the correct product for their needs and that the product can be exported by US law to the country of destination. In some cases a signed export compliance form is required.
  • QC - in this step the manufacturer will inspect all individual parts which will be used to assemble the night vision device for any defects.
  • Production & Assembly - during production, all the parts are put together. Night Vision tubes in inserted into the body of the unit and all the complex electronics for the device are connected. This process takes place in a special lab called the "clean room" as even a small speckle of dust can cause undesired optical effect.
  • QA - one the night vision device is assembled, it goes through a rigorous testing process to make sure it meets all the expected specifications and all parts function as expected. For this most manufacturers have a special "dark room" designed to allow testing of the units without causing incidental damage to the night vision tube by exposure to bright light.
  • Packaging - this is a key process as well. In most case your night vision device will be shipped to you directly from the manufacturer but sometimes needs to be sent to us first. In either case items need to be packaged securely to avoid any kind of damage during transportation.
  • Shipping - as described above items will most of the time ship from the manufacturer. For most domestic orders (unless shipping to POB or AFB) a premium shipper like FedEx or UPS will be used.

Only by following the above steps can we along with our manufacturers bring you - our customer - night vision products of highest quality, However as you can understand the above process can take several days to complete. For example if your device fails QA, the entire process restarts. Also at QC stage a manufacturer may realize that the tube they have in stock has a defect and a replacement tube needs to be ordered. Due to the complexity of this process, it is prudent to expect 3-4 business days for production and handling of the purchased device. Keep in mind that this process is designed to guarantee your satisfaction with the night vision device of your choice.  It occasionally possible to expedite the process for urgent orders but addional fees or other restrictions may apply.

Technical Specifications

Field of View
20° circular (centered)

Boresight Accuracy
3 MOA

Polarity
White hot/black hot

NE-T
50mK

Magnification
1x (unity)

Dimensions
3.5" (length)

Display Brightness
Multiple

Battery Type
CR123 lithium

Battery Life
2.5 hrs (23° C)
1.5 hrs (0° C)

F Number
1.2

Calibration
Manual

Weight
150 grams

Spectral Response
8 – 12 µm

Sensor
320 x 240 VOx
uncooled LWIR 
microbolometer

Effective Range
Detection 300m
Recognition 260m
Identification 130m

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  • From Donald W Randall at 7/6/16 3:02 PM

    • Q: 1. Does the TACS-M have a external battery pack attachment and support kit?
      2. What water depth (i.e. feet) is the TACS-M rated for waterproof?
      3. What are the feature differences between the TACS-M and the AN/PAS-29A COTI?

    • A: Hi Donald.

      Sorry for the delay. It took us some time to find answers to your excellent questions about TACS-M Thermal Clip-on. In a numeric order your answers are:

      1. No >

      2. 20m/1Hr >

      3. COTI has external video, Optional Eyepiece, remote battery pack. I believe that some models have an internal compass >

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