Thermal Cameras White Papers

  1. Why ADAS And Autonomous Vehicles Need Thermal Infrared Cameras
    8/28/2019

    Safe advanced driver assist system (ADAS) vehicles and autonomous vehicles (AV) require the use of sensors to deliver scene data adequate for the detection and classification algorithms to autonomously navigate under all conditions. This requirement cannot be adequately met with just visible cameras, sonar, and radar sensors, as they do not meet many safety concerns in real conditions. Thermal, or longwave infrared (LWIR), cameras can detect and classify pedestrians in darkness, fog, and sun glares, delivering improved situational awareness in ADAS and AV. This white paper discuses why thermal infrared cameras are a necessity for autonomous driving.

  2. Four Reasons Thermal Cameras Can Improve Automatic Emergency Braking And Save Lives
    7/17/2019

    The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates 6,200 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2018, the highest total since 1990. The GHSA also found that, during the past 10 years, nighttime crashes accounted for more than 90 percent of the increase in pedestrian deaths.

  3. Why HOT MWIR Might Be A Better Fit Than Uncooled LWIR
    6/10/2019

    While cooled mid-wave infrared (MWIR) cameras have long held a tactical advantage over uncooled longwave infrared (LWIR) cameras, they also have been more mechanically complex, larger, heavier, more power-hungry, and more costly than uncooled LWIR cameras. 

  4. Improving Additive Manufacturing With The Help Of Infrared
    5/9/2019

    Additive manufacturing technologies create components directly from a computer model, adding material only where needed. This app note discusses how infrared cameras can help manufacturers find systematic problems and determine the changes needed to maintain product quality.

  5. Detecting And Visualizing Hydrocarbon Gas Leaks With MWIR Cameras
    9/25/2018

    MWIR cameras capture images below the red end of the visible color spectrum at the peak absorption of emissions of hydrocarbon gases such as methane, propane, and butane, helping guarantee the safety of oil and gas industry workers, as well as protecting the environment and reducing repair costs.

  6. Electronic Component Testing: A Non-Contact Sport
    8/23/2018

    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.

  7. FLIR T500-Series Macro Mode: Single-Lens Solution For Imaging Small Targets
    6/14/2018

    Electronics inspection is one of the most common applications for thermal imaging, which typically involves finding hot spots on printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) and ensuring that various components are working within their design limits.

  8. 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. This white paper presents eight tips that every engineer should know about thermal imaging and integrating it into your next project.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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).