Thermal Cameras White Papers

  1. Benchtop Thermal Imaging: A Simple-To-Use, Cost-Effective Solution For Troubleshooting Complex Printed Circuit Boards
    11/2/2017

    Electronic products used in aerospace applications and for scientific research have two key requirements: they must have both the high performance and the reliability to withstand intense environments. To attain that performance, electronics designers often use small parts and routinely push them to their limits. But that means the parts get hot. If they get too hot, they can’t be counted on to work reliably. Sometimes, they even break.

  2. Laser Beam Profiling And Infrared Cameras
    6/13/2017

    This white paper addresses the general need for laser beam profile analysis, describes laser beam analysis instruments, and provides an overview of laser applications, in particular for infrared wavelengths.

  3. Volcanic Eruption Observations From An Elevated Point Of Stromboli Using Thermal Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging
    4/7/2017

    Research on different indicators of imminent volcanic eruptions is carried out on an ongoing basis, especially with volcanoes located close to urban areas. This app. note highlights the benefits of using standoff infrared hyperspectral imaging for characterizing volcanic process.

  4. Direct Imaging Of Shale Gas Leaks Using Passive Thermal Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging
    2/24/2017

    Many types of natural gas from shale formations are odorless, colorless, and highly flammable, and leaks/emanations are important considerations for safety and the environment. This application note illustrates the benefits of using an imager at a site where shale gas leaks unexpectedly happened.

  5. FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras Help Researchers Monitor And Evaluate Joining Techniques
    11/21/2016

    New composite materials such as carbon are being used more frequently in many markets such as automotive, aircraft, and railway manufacturing. These materials can offer benefits for the design and production of vehicles including higher performance levels or lighter weights, but also come with challenges in terms of manufacturing, inspection, and maintenance. Researchers at the Laboratory for Materials and Joining Technology (LWF) are focusing on the development of joining techniques for these composite materials.

  6. Medical Research With FLIR Thermal Imaging Cameras
    8/23/2016

    Tissue autofluorescence spectroscopy, or the measurement of intrinsic light emissions from biological agents upon excitation, is utilized in a variety of biomedical research for differentiating between diseased and normal tissues. Researchers interested in the correlation between temperature and tissue autofluorescence spectroscopy during surgery are finding their answers with the help of thermal imaging. FLIR offers a scientific camera with the ideal resolution and lens magnification for such research. This application note offers the full story on how researchers used FLIR cameras and ResearchIR software to work to gain a greater understanding of this surgical tool.

  7. Thermal Imaging: How It Works
    8/18/2016

    Thermal imaging is simply made up of a thermal scene, a lens, a sensor, and a display. But how do you focus heat? What kind of sensor detects heat, and how do you display it? This article offers a short Infrared 101 overview, and covers fundamental terms and concepts of thermal imaging.

  8. Infrared Imaging For Material Characterization In Fracture Mechanics Experiments
    8/15/2016

    When developing new materials, the characterization of mechanical properties becomes extremely important. This application note covers the process of performing tensile and shear tests on an variety of materials using high-speed and high-definition infrared imaging.

  9. FLIR Thermal Cameras Help To Reduce The Invasiveness Of Cochlear Implant Surgery
    8/10/2016

    The surgical placement of Cochlear hearing implants behind the human ear requires a highly trained surgeon, and can result in facial nerve damage, meningitis, tinnitus, infections, cerebrospinal fluid leakage, and potentially more.

  10. SWIR And The U-2
    8/4/2016

    The U-2 spy plane is the leading reconnaissance platform for the United States. The camera used in today’s U-2, SYERS, uses electronic sensors to see in both the mid-wave infrared (MWIR) band (thermal energy) and the short wave infrared (SWIR) band (reflected light).