Advanced IR (Infrared) Systems Training
This course consists of lectures plus hands-on practice. The class starts with a thorough review of heat transfer with emphasis on radiative heat transfer and the practical implications of using a FLIR camera to measure temperature. This will include an overview of modern infrared camera design and the differences between the common camera architectures. A detailed review of the standard measurement equation will ensure that students understand how to deal with emissivity, reflected temperature, and make measurements to the stated accuracy of the system. All common sources of measurement error will be discussed and methods of mitigating these errors will be taught. Calibration methodology for both FLIR Factory Calibrations and User Calibrations will be reviewed. Depending on the needs of the participants and the time available, additional topics to be covered may include measurement through windows or using mirrors, measurable figures of merit, triggering and synchronization, nonuniformity correction (NUC), read-out integrated circuits (ROICs), etc. While not required, students are encouraged to bring their own cameras and laptops for handson/lab portion of the class. Several loaner systems will be available.
This class is ideal for those who want to get the most from a factory calibrated FLIR camera. It will provide a foundation for the study of more complex topics such as performing infrared camera calibrations, radiometry or target signature work.
This course was designed for laboratory and industry technical personnel, such as researchers, scientists, university students, engineers