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IR detector

(InfraRed detector) A sensing device that picks up radiation in the infrared band. Used extensively for still and video night vision cameras, cooled IR detectors can sense the makeup of nebulae light years in the distance. IR detectors are expected for many applications beyond night vision, including irregularities in machinery, ice on aircraft wings and faults in circuit boards.

Infrared detection works because most everything in our known world gives off heat, which emits radiation in the infrared band. The first IR detector actually dates back to 1800 when prisms were used to detect this band. By 1900, objects could be detected as far as a quarter mile in the distance. See infrared, IR remote control and IrDA.


IR Sensing in a Digital Camera
In 2001, Sony introduced the F707, its first digital camera with infrared sensing. The viewfinder at top uses the light in the room, while the bottom image shows the view with "Night Framing" turned on.
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All in all, with the arrival of new MEMS players and the emergence of large detector applications, we expect that the overall IR detector business will grow from $ 152M in 2010 at a rate of 11 %/ year to reach $ 286M in 2016.
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The team will research and formulate new techniques for IR detectors, such as integrated optics, greater compactness, improved functionality and performance of thermal imaging equipment.
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Glossary Companies quoted in this report Definitions Market research scope and methodology Executive Summary Noteworths News 2010 & 2009 Overview of IR detection technologies IR uncooled camera market analysis Thermography markets Vision enhancement commercial markets IR detectors /microbolometers market analysis Microbolometers description Microbolometers technical evolution Conclusions Companies Mentioned: To view the full list of companies that feature in this extensive report, click the link below
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The human eye is unable to detect infrared radiation; however an IR detector converts the infrared energy into an electrical signal that generates a temperature value.
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