Thermal Cameras White Papers

  1. The Third Infrared Window

    Long wave infrared (LWIR) and mid-wave infrared (MWIR) sensors and cameras have been used in military settings for detecting human activity through thermal emissions. Using the short wave infrared (SWIR) portion of the spectrum extends unique capabilities that often compliment LWIR and MWIR imaging. 

  2. NIR InGaAs Pixel Chip Fabrication

    InGaAs pixel chips are utilized in products like 2D NIR/SWIR cameras, NIR/SWIR linear arrays, and avalanche photodiodes. This app note presents the process of creating NIR pixel chips, starting at the crystal growth of semiconducting InGaAs on an InP substrate wafer to the product inspection.

  3. Using Thermal Camera Cores For Reconnaissance Robots

    Reconnaissance robots are controlled remotely, which allows for access into normally inaccessible sites and reduces risks for users. The FENIX from PIAP is a light reconnaissance robot designed for detecting threats, and can observe, lift, and neutralize dangerous loads, and transport sabotage equipment.

  4. The Advantages Of LWIR SLS Thermal Cameras

    New Type II Strained Layer Superlattice (SLS) detector materials from FLIR offer shorter integration times, wider temperature ranges, better uniformity, stability, and price than SWIR InSb and LWIR MCT materials, and are much cheaper than current LWIR MCT cameras.

  5. Solving 360° Perimeter Security

    With an increase in global conflicts and threats, perimeter security and protection of critical infrastructures, borders, harbors, and other territories is vital. Xenics’ 360° surveillance system is an efficient and cost-friendly monitoring solution to keep properties safe, day and night.

  6. High-Speed Infrared Imaging For Analysis Of A Diesel Engine Supplied With Premixed Methane-Air Charge

    Engineers are continuously looking to improve the efficiency of internal combustion engines (ICEs). This white paper walks through this experiment and investigates the different phases of the combustion cycle using four different spectral filters in order to see the difference in the exhaust fumes.

  7. From “Guess” To “Best”: How Infrared Cameras Are Increasing Accuracy And Insight In Product Testing

    This article explores how infrared (IR) cameras deliver a major data-gathering advantage over legacy approaches to temperature measurement, an advantage that can prevent costly product failures and safety hazards, providing an immediate and ongoing return on investment.

  8. Non-Destructive Testing Of Mid-IR Optical Fiber Using Infrared Imaging

    Some materials used in the manufacture of optical fiber lasers cannot have any defects if the laser system is to be efficient. This app note shows how infrared imaging can be used to carry out NDT of optical fiber integrity. The methodology allows the screening of tens of meters in just a few seconds.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.