A Guide To Thermal Imaging On The Military Test Range

One of the greatest advantages of thermal imaging cameras in military research and range applications is their ability to image and record thermal data without the need to touch the target under testing. This e-book offers a comprehensive understanding of research and science thermography with topics including how IR cameras work, finding resolution in a distant image, and challenges of infrared radiance measurement.

Temperature Guns Versus Thermal Imaging Technology

Common tools for noncontact temperature measurements include both thermal imaging cameras and spot pyrometers. Each works by detecting infrared radiation and translating it into temperature readings. Thermal cameras, however, have several advantages compared to spot pyrometers, including image generation, temperature readings of each pixel of the entire image, and temperature readings from a longer distance.

Infrared Camera Accuracy And Uncertainty In Plain Language

Trusting measurements from instruments can be difficult without a clear understanding of how the sensitivity and accuracy is derived. Many times, infrared camera measurement accuracy is confusing and can involve complex terms and jargon that may be misleading.

Electronic Component Testing: A Non-Contact Sport

The smaller and more powerful an electronic device becomes, the more damage can be caused from its inherent heat. Designers are continuously looking for ways to keep components cool while maintaining the quality and integrity of performance. This article explains how thermal cameras are used in thermal management to contribute to advancements in circuit board design.

Tips For Selecting An Infrared Camera For Research And Development Applications

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 discusses some important considerations in the decision process for choosing a camera including temperature, speed, and distance requirements.