Thermal Camera Applications
Thermography has a long history, although its use has increased dramatically with the commercial and industrial applications of the past fifty years. The appearance and operation of a modern thermographic camera is often similar to a camcorder. Often the live thermogram reveals temperature variations so clearly that a photograph is not necessary for analysis. A recording module is therefore not always built-in. Monition offer a wide range of thermographic cameras for a wide variety of commercial usage. The newest technologies use low-cost, uncooled microbolometers as FPA sensors. A thermal camera utilised for thermography can have a resolution is considerably lower than that of optical cameras, mostly 160x120 or 320x240 pixels, up to 640x512 for the premium models. Often the live thermogram reveals temperature variations so clearly that a photograph is not necessary for analysis. A recording module is therefore not always built-in.
How far can you see with Thermography
Often, the first question that people interested in buying a thermal imaging camera ask is “How far can I see?” This is a very reasonable question to ask, but it defies any simple answer. All FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras are able to see the sun which is more than 146 million kilometres away from Earth. But it would be totally wrong to say that all FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras can detect security threats at this distance.
Digital Detail Enhancement (DDE) and Thermography
The performance of an IR imaging system is often classified by its detection range. This of course makes a lot of sense for security & surveillance systems as the user will want to know how far he will still be able to “see” or detect an object such as a man or a vehicle. In practice however, it can be very hard to detect targets even though they are within the theoretical limits of the system.
Seeing through fog and rain with a thermal imaging camera and Thermography
Thermal imaging cameras can produce a clear image in total darkness. They need no light at all to produce a crisp image in which the smallest of details can be seen. It makes them an excellent instrument for numerous night vision applications.
Using wipers for thermal imaging cameras and Thermography
Today, more and more people are discovering thermal imaging cameras and the benefits they have to offer. Thermal imaging cameras are being used for security and surveillance applications, to help drivers and captains navigate in the darkest of nights, help fire fighters locate people in burning buildings and many other useful and sometimes even life-saving applications. Thermal imaging cameras produce a clear image in the darkest of nights, in light fog and smoke and in the most diverse weather conditions.
Cooled versus un-cooled cameras for long range surveillance and Thermography
Long-range surveillance in low-light conditions or total darkness is a perfect application for thermal imaging technology. This type of surveillance is often required at borders or for large perimeters where most threats occur at night.
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