Thermal Cameras White Papers

  1. 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.

  2. Part 4: Overcoming Technical And Logistical Automotive Integration Challenges
    9/20/2018

    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. Thermal, or longwave infrared (LWIR), cameras can detect and classify pedestrians in darkness, fog, and sun glares, and deliver improved technical and logistical integration for ADAS systems. This white paper is Part 4 of the series how thermal infrared cameras overcome technical and logistical integrations challenges in autonomous driving.

  3. Part 3: The Pathway To Affordable, Scalable Automotive Integration
    9/20/2018

    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 is Part 3 of the series on how thermal infrared cameras deliver an affordable, scalable and integrative solution over other sensor technologies for autonomous driving.

  4. Part 2: Technical Advantages Of Thermal Cameras In ADAS And AV Platforms
    9/20/2018

    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 is Part 2 of the series on the technical advantages that thermal infrared cameras deliver over other technologies for autonomous driving.

  5. Part 1: Why ADAS And Autonomous Vehicles Need Thermal Infrared Cameras
    9/20/2018

    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 for SAE automation level 5. This challenging requirement cannot be adequately met with just visible cameras, sonar, and radar sensors. As a solution, 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 is Part 1 of a series on why thermal infrared cameras are a necessity for autonomous driving.

  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

    Thermal cameras are used throughout many stages of R&D and quality assurance. 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).