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MWIR imaging camera article
Advantages Of Developing MWIR Imaging Platforms With Designed-In Zoom Optics
Midwave infrared (MWIR) cameras and continuous zoom optics are the preferred solution for providing clear thermal image detail over a range of distances. MWIR systems are common in military, law enforcement, and other long-range surveillance applications. Improvements in MWIR detectors and continuous zoom optics are converging to produce SWaP optimized MWIR integrated solutions, overcoming challenges with design, time to market and other...  Continue Reading..
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Using IR Zoom Lenses For Long-Range Security And Surveillance Applications
Long-range IR imaging plays an important role for monitoring, tracking, and targeting within security and surveillance markets. Long-range IR cameras must be equipped with high-performance IR lenses that can effectively capture the emitted IR radiation and focus it onto a detector array.  Continue Reading..
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Monitoring The Surface Temperature On Curing Epoxy Resin Samples
Epoxy resin systems are mostly used as a matrix material in fiber composites. In a variety of manufacturing processes, the corresponding resin system is processed in a flowable state. The material only acquires its rigidity in a subsequent curing process. This is characterized by an exothermic chemical reaction with a pronounced temperature dependence that must be monitored closely. This application note discusses how the VarioCAM® HD...  Continue Reading..
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Utilizing High-Speed 3-D Thermography
A new camera system developed by researchers at the Frauhofer IOF in Jena is designed for the 3-D detection of objects with two high-speed, high-resolution, monochrome cameras and a GOBO projector.   Continue Reading..
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The Complete Guidebook On Thermal Screening For Elevated Skin Temperature
Infrared thermography, especially with the use of an infrared camera, can detect elevated skin temperatures, which may indicate the presence of a fever. This method offers a vital tool in screening travelers, hospital patients and visitors, warehouse workers, customers, and more.  Continue Reading..
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Driver Vision Enhancement (DVE) With SWIR Cameras
There are man current DVE systems that use passive thermal imaging systems that enhance a driver’s viewing capabilities while operating in darkness, fog, smoke, dust, etc. SWIR has emerged as a technology that meets the current needs of DVE.   Continue Reading..
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Silicon Wafer Inspection With SWIR Cameras
Silicon inspection can be a challenging problem for silicon and semi-conductor manufacturers in terms of pattern alignment, pattern defect inspection and edge position bonding inspection. During the manufacturing process, foreign particles and defects may appear on the top, bottom, inside or in between the wafers. It is important to find the location of these defects. Defects do not initially affect the chips functionality, but they do end up...  Continue Reading..

THERMAL CAMERAS PRODUCTS

The Ninox 640 SU from Raptor Photonics continues to push the boundaries in scientific SWIR imaging. This camera is vacuum cooled to -80°C InGaAs, offering ultra-low dark current for longer exposure times up to 5 minutes. 

The IR Detectors (B Series) from Opto Diode are high-performance lead selenide (PbSe) single-channel, cooled and uncooled devices. Applications for these detectors include gas analysis, emissions monitoring, spectroscopy, thermal imaging, defense, security, and process control systems. 

The FLIR RS8500 MWIR camera is a high-performance thermal science camera combined with an infrared telescope in a single weatherproof housing for long range tracking and measurement. The imaging system is built around a high-resolution 1280 x 1024 midwave indium antimonide detector that can deliver data at up to 180 frames per second.

The UP19K-15S-H5-D0 is a thermal detector designed for laser power measurement up to 15 W. Its modular concept design increases the power capability with five different cooling modules.

The Teledyne FLIR A400 and A700 Science kits are designed to offer a streamlined solution for accurate temperature measurements. Each standard kit includes a FLIR A400 or A700 image streaming camera, a 24˚ lens with automatic/remote and manual focusing, as well as FLIR Macro Mode.

The Ninox 1280 offers visible extension from 0.4 µm to 1.7 µm to enable high sensitivity scientific imaging using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor. With cooling to -15 °C, the camera achieves typical dark current readings of <2,000e/p/s at this temperature, allowing for longer exposure times. The 10 µm x 10 µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution imaging. The camera will offer ultra-high intra-scene dynamic range of 69 dB enabling simultaneous capture of bright and dark portions of a scene.

The Owl 1280 from Raptor Photonics offers visible extension from 0.6µm to 1.7µm to enable high sensitivity imaging using a 1280 x 1024 InGaAs sensor. The 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch enables the highest resolution imaging. It will offer less than 50 electrons readout noise (rms) and with a high intra-scene dynamic range of 69 dB, this enables simultaneous capture of bright and dark portions of a scene.

The Hawk 252 is a cooled HD ultra-sensitive digital EMCCD camera offering back-illuminated EMCCD technology for enabling ultimate sensitivity imaging (< 50μlux). The camera features high QE of greater than 95% at 600 nm, and GEN III image intensifier performance and enhanced blue response from 180 nm for low light UV with visible detection.

THERMAL CAMERAS VIDEOS

  • The LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 is a low-SWaP, MWIR continuous zoom lens, spearheading the market trend towards smaller size detectors with a 10μm pitch VGA FPA. Thanks to its innovative folded-optics design, the LightIR 16-180mm f/3.6 has a significantly compact configuration which enables a reduction in the overall size and weight of the optical system.

  • There are arguably countless types of infrared cameras on the market that can be used in research science applications. So how do you go about choosing the best one for you? Jerry Beeney of FLIR Research & Science discusses some important considerations in the decision process for choosing a camera including temperature, speed and distance requirements.

  • Jerry Beeney of FLIR Research & Science introduces the new A6200 SWIR camera with a built in InGaAs Detector for many applications including laser beam profiling, industrial, and other unique uses like imaging through paint and printed currencies.

  • FLIR thermal sensors can be used for the detection and classification of pedestrians in ADAS and self-driving cars, making them safer and less costly.

  • In this video, FLIR introduces the Portable High-Speed Data Recorder (pHSDR) and demonstrates how it can resolve some of the traditional performance limitations that arise from recording straight to a computer hard drive.

  • This is high-speed infrared video footage from Telops of the four engine cycles of a duel-fuel engine.

  • High-speed infrared imaging is found to be a new diagnostic tool for studying ICEs. This Telops webinar offers a brief overview of optical engines, infrared (IR) narrowband imaging, and the investigation of a 4-cycle diesel ICE using high-speed IR imaging.