Response time for FLIR Microbolometer cameras.

Response time for FLIR Microbolometer cameras.

What is the response time for FLIR Microbolometer cameras (thermal time constant)?…

The thermal time constant of the bolometer is between 7 and 12 ms depending on the serial number of the Camera.

The thermal time constant should not be mixed up with “integration time” which is a property of photon detectors.
A microbolometer detector is constantly open to incoming radiation, and responds to changes with the time constant.
A photon detector collects energy only during the integration time which is a parameter that is set by calibration.