Dynamic range of microbolometer

Dynamic range of microbolometer I would like to know why the microbolometer of FLIR has 14 bits dynamic range when most of the information about microbolometers says it is limited to 12 bits. The analogue to digital converters in many bolometer cameras are 14 bits or more. However, the usable dynamic…

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…