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infrared detector

[¦in·frə¦red di′tek·tər]
(electronics)
A device responding to infrared radiation, used in detecting fires, or overheating in machinery, planes, vehicles, and people, and in controlling temperature-sensitive industrial processes.

infrared detector

A detector of a narrow band of infrared rays, such as those emitted from a power plant of an aircraft or aerodynamic heating of aircraft skin, thus enabling a missile to home on its target. With modern IR (infrared) sensors, it is possible to identify the aircraft type.
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Analysis of the samples by Greenpeace scientists at the University of Exeter using an infrared detector found microplastics were in 28 out of 30 locations tested.
In this edition, he introduces the concepts of barrier infrared detector technologies, and encompasses the capabilities and challenges of third-generation infrared focal plane arrays as well as the advantages of using dual-band technology.
"You can intentionally deceive an infrared detector by presenting a false heat signature," says Jiang.
It usually comes with a pair of high-performance telescopes equipped with a laser ranger, high-speed camera, infrared detector and a centralised computer system that automatically captures and follows moving targets.
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He attached a single infrared detector to the heads of adult rats.
The T1K features extremely high image quality due to the 1024 x 768-pixel uncooled infrared detector that offers twice the sensitivity of the industry standard for uncooled sensors.
The T1K features sharp image quality, thanks largely to the 1024 x 768-pixel uncooled infrared detector, offering twice the sensitivity than other industry models for uncooled sensors.
Graham (California Institute of Technology) and colleagues made a very sharp 2.2-micron image using an infrared detector array on the 5-meter reflector atop Palomar Mountain.
Also, the company said that it will oversee the optical, mechanical, structural, thermal and electronic precision mechanisms and the control software of the NIRCam, while its advanced infrared detector arrays will come from Teledyne Imaging Systems.
The new technique allowed a grapheme-based device to compete, at room temperature, with a traditional, cooled infrared detector. The technology has currently been scaled down to the size of a fingernail and the team behind the research envisage the technology being incorporated into smartphones and even contact lenses.
Two versions of the new FTIR are available: one equipped with a deuterated triglycine sulfate (DTGS) infrared detector that covers a wide range of materials analysis applications, and a high-performance version, equipped with a thermoelectrically cooled mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) detector.