Thermal Cameras White Papers

  1. Infrared Cameras for Safety
    9/25/2014

    Infrared cameras are incredibly useful when used in safety related applications. They can improve a driver’s sight in low light or foggy conditions, detect smoke or fire at its onset from a long distance, or image through dense smoke in order to detect trapped victims in danger, and can even be used to detect fevers in people carrying an infectious disease.

  2. FAST Thermal Imaging – The New Way to Look at Explosions
    5/7/2013

    This application explores the use of a high speed, high performance infrared camera used to analyze dust cloud explosions. These types of explosions can occur in work areas where coal, flour, pollen, and powdered metal are present. To find out how infrared cameras can be used to study the ignition, explosion, propagation phenomologies, and other thermodynamic processes in dust cloud explosions, and to ultimately help prevent such explosions, download the application note.

  3. Detecting And Defeating Subversive Night And Fog Activities
    4/8/2013

    Around-the-clock surveillance capability in any weather is a decisive operational ad-vantage for military and emergency services. In these and similar applications, SWIR cameras are well-suited for everyday use because they show good results when compared with other imaging technologies. To recognize and track objects of light-reflecting as well as self-radiating natures, SWIR cameras can be easily combined with thermal LWIR cameras and their images overlaid to enhance their content and validity. By Raf Vandersmissen, CEO, sInfraRed Pte Ltd

  4. Fast Thermal Imaging: Muzzle Flash Analysis
    7/6/2012

    Significant technical challenges need to be overcome when it comes to detection, location, and identification of small caliber hostile gunfire. The key characteristic for the detection of a small caliber gunfire, which also leads to the most obvious technical challenge, is its short, few  milliseconds long, muzzle flash.

  5. The New Way to Look at Ballistic Impacts: FAST Thermal Imaging Application Note
    5/30/2012

    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.

  6. The Evaluation Of Increase And Distribution Of Temperature During The Dental Drilling Using A Thermal Imaging Camera
    2/17/2012

    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

  7. Coat Of Many Colors: Cases In Equine Thermal Imaging
    2/17/2012

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

  8. Using Thermal Mapping At The Data Center
    2/17/2012

    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.
     

  9. Thermal Imaging Of Power MOSFETs Under Thermal Runaway Conditions
    2/17/2012

    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

  10. Effects Of Heat On Firearm Barrels
    2/17/2012

    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.