Thermal Cameras White Papers

  1. The New Way to Look at Ballistic Impacts: FAST Thermal Imaging Application Note

    This application note examines the benefits of high speed infrared cameras for use in testing ballistic impacts, and compares their use to that of traditional high-speed visible imaging systems. Visible impact ballistic testing is discussed, as well as infrared impact ballistic testing. The results of a field testing experiment are also addressed.

  2. The Evaluation Of Increase And Distribution Of Temperature During The Dental Drilling Using A Thermal Imaging Camera

    This paper discusses the use of infrared technology to study the optimal method for post space preparation of teeth including how long to drill, the type and size of dental drill used, and the type of cooling used. By Joanna Lubieniecka, M. Sc. Eng., Jerzy Lukasiewicz, M. Sc. Eng., Joanna Bozyk, MDS, and Janusz Kleinrok, DMD

  3. Coat Of Many Colors: Cases In Equine Thermal Imaging

    Infrared cameras have improved, procedures have been standardized, and veterinarians have become familiar with interpretation of the images. By Joanna L. Robson, DVM

  4. Using Thermal Mapping At The Data Center

    Cooling the servers in data centers efficiently is critical to increasing IT reliability, maintaining high performance, and reducing electrical usage. This article discusses the reasoning behind using infrared thermography (IRT) to commission and monitor data centers’ cooling systems.

  5. Thermal Imaging Of Power MOSFETs Under Thermal Runaway Conditions
    Using a thermal camera and an oscilloscope to look at the voltage and current internal to the MOSFET, we can gain an understanding of how a hot spot develops on the surface of the MOSFET. By Jack Shue and Henning Leidecker
  6. Effects Of Heat On Firearm Barrels
    The purpose of this study is to examine the advantage of using a thermal imaging system to capture the effects of heat on gun barrels. The thermal imaging camera will provide such data as the temperatures reached and the distribution of heat along the barrel. By Matthew Iannone, FLIR Systems, Inc.
  7. NDT In Composite Materials With Flash, Transient, And Lockin Thermography

    Composites are now used in everything from aircraft to prosthetics. By Markus Tarin and Ralph Rotolante

  8. White Paper: Thermal Imaging And Fitness
    People are always looking for ways to improve their fitness routine. By José Castro, Naval Surface Warfare Center / Philadelphia
  9. White Paper: The Corpse Flower: A Thermographer’s Perspective

    The Amorphophallus Titanum, Titan Arum (the Corpse Flower) is a rare specimen, with limited observational opportunities. By Steve Mirowski and Steven Kramer, Advantage Infrared

  10. Detection Of Defects In Pipelines Using Transient Analysis Of Thermal-Induced Flux
    Through a study of the current state-of-the-art techniques used to find hidden defects in steel elements (as well as in other metals including pipes made of titanium, inox steel, etc.) and on the basis of the application procedures of the different methodologies existing in literature for plane geometry, this experiment attempted to create a new methodology, simple and practicable on the field, for risk assessment, monitoring, and planning control of interconnected piping in oil refineries with the use of thermal infrared imagery. By G. Basile, C. Clienti, G.A. Fargione, A.L. Geraci, A. Risitano