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…

Indium antimonide

Indium antimonide (InSb) is a crystalline compound made from the elements indium (In) and antimony (Sb). It is a narrow-gap semiconductor material from the III-V group used in infrared detectors, including thermal imaging cameras, FLIR systems, infrared homing missile guidance systems, and in infrared astronomy. The indium antimonide detectors are…

Indium antimonide

Indium antimonide (InSb) is a crystalline compound made from the elements indium (In) and antimony (Sb). It is a narrow-gap semiconductor material from the III-V group used in infrared detectors, including thermal imaging cameras, FLIR systems, infrared homing missile guidance systems, and in infrared astronomy. The indium antimonide detectors are…

Application Story – FLIR Advanced Thermal Solutions providing thermal solutions for R&D and Science and development researchers

FLIR Advanced Thermal Solutions providing thermal solutions for R&D and Science and development researchers Thermal cameras are today being used in many different ways as more and more people realize the potential of this powerful imaging technology. Thermal cameras made by FLIR play pivotal roles in a wide range of…

D* Specification

  We don't use D* because it is an obsolete figure of merit which was used to compare single element detectors. It does not work well for comparing FPA type detectors. It has been replaced by NEDT by the industry because there are no assumptions or approximations in the calculations…