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  1. High Speed Thermal Cameras – The Need For Speed

    The traditional method of measuring heat with thermocouples or spot parameters doesn’t always provide the complete picture of a device’s thermal properties. However, infrared cameras are able to capture thousands of high-speed, highly accurate thermal measurements, and generate compelling data for important research. The two types of thermal cameras include the cooled photon-counting cameras, and the uncooled microbolometer-based cameras. This application note discusses the different features and uses of these cameras, as well as providing real life examples of their fast and reliable measurement capabilities.

  2. Electronic Component Testing: A Non-Contact Sport

    The smaller and more powerful an electronic device becomes, the more damage can be caused from its inherent heat. Designers are continuously looking for ways to keep components cool while maintaining the quality and integrity of performance. Thermal imaging with infrared cameras offers a non-contact testing platform with instantaneous results. This application note discusses how the FLIR A6700 Thermal Camera is used in thermal management and can contribute to advancements in circuit board design.

  3. With Thermal Cameras, Image Matters

    Not all thermal security cameras are created equal. If and when professionals look to purchase a thermal imaging camera, there are a whole set of specifications and performance parameters that may be unfamiliar. Instead of basing a decision on the analysis of specifications, take time to see the image quality for yourself, because image quality matters. This case study discusses how a thermal imaging camera’s resolution is typically measured, and why it is important to know for making the right thermal camera choice.

  4. Thermal Security Cameras Protect The Home Turf

    As Brigham Young University finished over $1 million worth of renovation to their football field, questions arose as to how they would secure it at all hours of the day, especially after dark. During the process of finding which security technology to use, they temporarily installed a thermal security camera from FLIR Systems on a tripod in the stadium press box. This helped them resolve three trespasses within the first week alone. This case study discusses how Brigham Young University benefitted from installing FLIR’s thermal security cameras into their security systems.

  5. Cooled vs. Uncooled Thermal Imaging

    Thermal imaging cameras have been used by scientists, researchers and R&D specialists for many years in a variety of applications.This application note describes the difference between cooled and uncooled thermal imaging cameras, and when to use them in applications such as industrial R&D, academics and research, and defense and aerospace.

  6. Using Thermal Imaging To Detect Small Nerve Fiber Dysfunction

    While the dysfunction of large nerve fibers can be assessed using standard neurological examination and electromyography (EMG), currently no noninvasive techniques exist to detect and quantify small fiber dysfunction.

  7. Using Thermal Imaging For Companion Diagnostics

    This application note describes how researchers from the clinical research center of Charité Berlin use a thermal imaging camera from FLIR to analyze and objectify the body’s response to various allergens.

  8. High Speed Infrared Imaging And The Ballistics Of 'Punkin Chunkin'

    In an effort to improve the performance of their massive 120 foot pneumatic air cannon at the 2012 World Punkin Chunkin Championship (WCPC), American Chunker team captain Brian Labrie invited FLIR Systems’ infrared experts David Bursell and Ron Lucier to join his diverse crew of chunkin’-crazed engineers, scientists, and fabricators. With the addition of a high speed, high resolution MWIR infrared camera, the team was able to use thermal analysis of pumpkin ballistics to improve design and performance as they prepared for the event.

  9. Rising Role Of Pan/Tilt Systems In Military Communications

    Today’s battlefield demands flexible, reconfigurable, dynamic, and mobile solutions. At the same time, real-time sensing and communications — between humans and machines — have become a necessity to modern military strategy. By David Gaw, FLIR Motion Control Systems

  10. 7 Things To Know When Selecting An IR Camera For Research & Development

    To ensure you get a quality IR camera that meets all your application requirements, both now and in the future, FLIR has put together a list of 7 Things to know when selecting an IR camera for Research and Development. This will help guide you through the process of identifying project requirements, and selecting a camera with features best suited for your unique application. This discussion will help you narrow down the wide array of IR cameras by guiding you in the creation of a requirements document, which will point you in the right direction for your ultimate camera selection.