Technical Articles

  1. Semi-Transparent Mirrors For Visually Dynamic Hospitality Displays
    4/27/2018

    Hotel, restaurant, and retail owners are increasingly using aesthetically pleasing high-performance semi-transparent mirrors to create a visually dynamic display/mirror combination. These mirrors are constructed with a display unit hidden behind the glass that is not visible until powered on. 

  2. 8 Things Engineers Should Know About Thermal Imaging: A Guide For Integrating Thermal Sensors Into Your Next Project
    4/26/2018

    Thermal sensors are used to detect and display differences in the relative intensities of infrared energies emitted or reflected from an object. In order to add thermal imaging sensor technologies to an application, there are a few things to consider for ensuring each requirement is met. This white paper presents eight tips that every engineer should know about thermal imaging and integrating it into your next project.

  3. 5 Factors Influencing Radiometric Temperature Measurements
    4/26/2018

    Thermal imaging offers qualitative imagery with accurate temperature measurements for a variety of applications, including firefighting and security. In order to gather the most precise temperature measurements, a number of things must be kept in mind that could greatly affect thermal camera accuracy. This white paper presents five common influencing factors in radiometric temperature measurements.

  4. Radiometric Temperature Measurements: Surface Characteristics And Atmospheric Compensation
    4/26/2018

    Radiometric temperature measurements are made with radiometric thermal cameras. This white paper discusses this non-contact, non-destructive technique (NDT) that offers advantages for many surface temperature measurement applications, as well as unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

  5. FLIR Cameras Help Study Behavior Of Bats In World’s Largest Underground River Cave System
    4/23/2018

    A team of researchers are using FLIR thermal imaging cameras to study the behavior of bats residing in the Puerto Pricesa Underground River cave system in the Philippines. The hope is that the technology will provide insight into the size and identity of the bat colony, and knowledge on how to better preserve the species for years to come.

  6. FLIR ETS320 Speeds Up Repair Work At ISOMEDIA
    4/23/2018

    The ISOMEDIA company offers after-market services for mobile devices in southern Germany. The business was launched as a PC and mobile phone repair center in Stuttgart. This case study explains how ISOMEDIA uses thermal imaging, with the FLIR ETS320 in particular, to speed up their repair work.

  7. Thermal Imaging Helps To Study Non-Contact Electromagnetic Induction Heating For Eradicating Bacteria And Yeasts From Metal Implants
    4/23/2018

    Infections in joint replacement surgery are a major factor in the failure of the used metal implants, especially when more strains of bacteria become resistant to antibiotics. Heating up the joints would eliminate bacteria and yeast, but the concern is whether or not this can be done in a non-invasive fashion.

  8. LIST Researchers Use FLIR Cameras To Study The Electrocaloric Effect
    4/23/2018

    Refrigerant devices typically use fluid coolants turned into gases to cool things down. These gases, however, may become harmful to the environment, so research is being done on the use of solid materials as a substitute to cool down food, beverages, medicine, and even electronic devices. Researchers at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) are making use of FLIR’s thermal imaging cameras to study the subject.

  9. Development Of A 3D Thermal Image Camera System To Perform Analyses From The Air
    4/23/2018

    In response to the need for recording 3D thermal images, a team at a university in Germany developed a thermal imaging/RGB system capable of delivering 3D imagery by overlapping pictures from four digital and four FLIR A65sc cameras with 25° fields of view.

  10. Use Low-Cost Materials To Increase Target Emissivity
    4/20/2018

    Clean, unoxidized, bare metal surfaces have such low emissivity that they are difficult to measure with a thermal imaging camera. In order to get good measurements, the emissivity of these surfaces needs to be increased. This application note describes how to use a variety of low-cost materials to increase target emissivity in many industrial R&D and electrical applications.