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.
Tissue autofluorescence spectroscopy is utilized in a variety of biomedical research for differentiating between diseased and normal tissues. This app note discusses how researchers used FLIR cameras and ResearchIR software to work to gain a greater understanding of this surgical tool.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.