Thermal Cameras White Papers

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

  5. The Third Infrared Window
    8/4/2016

    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. 

  6. NIR InGaAs Pixel Chip Fabrication
    8/4/2016

    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.

  7. Using Thermal Camera Cores For Reconnaissance Robots
    7/18/2016

    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.

  8. The Advantages Of LWIR SLS Thermal Cameras
    6/15/2016

    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.

  9. Solving 360° Perimeter Security
    6/10/2016

    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.

  10. High-Speed Infrared Imaging For Analysis Of A Diesel Engine Supplied With Premixed Methane-Air Charge
    6/10/2016

    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.