Application Note

FAST Thermal Imaging – Tank/Artillery Muzzle Flash Analysis

Source: TELOPS

Typical large caliber muzzle flash last less than 0.2 seconds in the MW (3μm to 5μm) band. This fact leads to the most important technological challenge when it comes to the detection and characterization of short, millisecond long events: high frame rate.

Telops was present on the test range of a military facility for the demonstration of the FAST-IR 1500 infrared camera from Telops. This application note presents the preliminary analysis of the measurements performed after the firing of ordnances from the barrel of a tank. The demonstration was developed around the application of artillery muzzle flash analysis.