Response time for FLIR Microbolometer cameras

Response time for FLIR Microbolometer cameras

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

The thermal response 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.