infrared detector


Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Party b is responsible for project design (including near infrared detector control), And according to the preliminary determination of party a pretreatment workshop equipment location, According to the selected near infrared detector performance, Features, Etc.
USPRwire, Fri Feb 12 2016] Infrared Detector Market by Type (MCT, INGAAS, Pyroelectric, Thermopile Microbolometer and Others), Technology (Cooled Infrared, and Uncooled Infrared), Wavelength (Short, Medium, and Long Infrared), Application, and Geography - Global Forecast to 2020
This succinct reference is for people who are entering the field of infrared detector design, test, or use; who work in peripheral areas; and who teach and train newcomers.
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.
Researchers from the University of Michigan created the infrared detector from the 'super material', graphene.
For the first time, astronomers were able to capture images of a planet outside the solar system using the imaging sensor found in digital cameras instead of the infrared detector that is normally used.
Precise quantification is delivered through a built-in infrared detector that also measures ethylene content.
The GPC-IR incorporates updated features such as the full integration of the infrared detector IR5 MCT, with enhanced sensitivity and stability to measure both concentration and composition (SCB/1000C).
Though an infrared detector was used from helicopters to detect any survivors in the dark, "there is no indication that anybody needs to be rescued," he added.
Vampire bats feed on blood, and it's useful for them to have an infrared detector to be able to find the circulation," said David Julius, PhD, the Morris Herzstein Chair in Molecular Biology and Medicine at UCSF, who led the research.
Thermal imaging and software specialist Thermoteknix Systems, has selected the PICO640 17-micron longwave infrared detector from ULIS, the infrared vision specialist, for performance driven thermal imaging where size, weight, power consumption and range are critical.