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Pulsar Axion XQ38 LRF

The AXION XQ38 LRF is a thermal monocular made by Pulsar and is part of the Axion XQ series.


The Axion XQ38 LRF features a crisp 38mm f/1.2 objective lens focusing the available thermal radiation. The field of view on this thermal monocular is 9.8 by 7.4 degrees. It features a 4 times digital zoom to enlarge your subject.

Behind the lens of the Axion XQ38 LRF you can find the (uncooled, 17 micrometer) 384 x 288 pixels thermal core refreshing the image at 50Hz. The thermal contrast (NETD) of this thermal monocular is <40mK.

The physical dimensions of this thermal monocular read 167 x 74 x 73mm (lwh) weighing in at 400 grams. This device is rated IPX7. It handles dust, shocks, water (splashes) and submersion under water. It's rated for operating in temperatures between -20°C and 40°C.

The Axion XQ38 LRF is built to be used in scanning and surveillance, hunting adventures and police operations.



  • Integrated Laser Rangefinder (LRF)
  • NETD 40mK Sensor
  • Variable Digital Zoom
  • Picture-in-Picture (PiP)
  • HD AMOLED Display
  • IPX7 Waterproof
  • 8 color palettes
  • Wi-Fi streaming


Lens38 mm
Optical zoom3.5 x
Digital zoom4 x
FOV (h/v)9.8 ° / 7.4 °
Thermal typeUncooled
Sensor resolution (h/v)384 pixels / 288 pixels
Pixel pitch17 µm
Sensitivity40 mK
Display resolution (h/v)1024 pixels / 768 pixels
Refresh rate50 Hz
Output screen colorFull color
Startup time5 seconds
Dimensions (l/w/h)167 mm / 74 mm / 73 mm
Weight400 g
TypeLi-Ion Battery Pack APS5
Number of batteries1
Battery life6 hours
Law enforcement
Search & rescue
Fire fighting
Operating temperature-20 °C / 40 °C
Environmental ratingIPX7

DRI Ranges

DRI stands for Detection, Recognition and Identification and is based on the widely used Johnson's criteria.

  • Detection Detect if an object is present
  • Recognition See what type of object it is (i.e. person, vehicle, airplane)
  • Identification For example see if someone is a friend or foe
Detection Recognition Identification
Rabbit 402 meters 100 meters 50 meters
Person 1415 meters 353 meters 176 meters
Vehicle 3427 meters 856 meters 428 meters

Please note that these values are calculated, always consult the manufacturer for official range numbers.


Pulsar Axion XQ LRF
Pulsar Axion XQ LRF
Pulsar Axion XQ LRF
Pulsar Axion XQ LRF
Pulsar Axion XQ LRF
Pulsar Axion XQ LRF


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