forward-looking infrared imager

forward-looking infrared imager

[′fȯr·wərd ¦lu̇k·iŋ ‚in·frə‚red ′im·ij·ər]
(engineering)
An infrared imaging device which employs an optomechanical system to make a two-dimensional scan, and produces a visible image corresponding to the spatial distribution of infrared radiation. Abbreviated FLIR imager. Also known as framing imager.
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The small helicopter had similar lights but wasn't equipped with the forward-looking infrared imager the state police use.

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