thermal detector

thermal detector

[′thər·məl di′tek·tər]
(engineering)
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Most of the theories and methods reported in the literature [20-25] for estimating the figures of merit of a bolometer are consistent with each other for any thermal detector and depend upon the characteristics of each design.
But the thermal detector allows you to leave the porch light off and scan the yard invisibly.
FLIR's basic model, the MS-224 (about $2,000) uses a thermal detector which can image a person at a range of about 1,000 feet; a small boat would be visible about a half-mile away.
Ophir Photonics1 high-sensitivity thermal detector, the BeamTrack 3A-QUAD, combines multiple functions-power, energy and position--in a single compact laser sensor.
JAKARTA, December 23 (SPA) - Indonesian rescue workers used a thermal detector to search for victims trapped under rubble after two people died and 12 were injured when a building collapsed near a busy textile market in Jakarta, police said on Wednesday.
* This involves the collection of photons in the case of a photon detector or collection of heat energy with a thermal detector, such as a microbolometer.
Exploiting the advantages of multiple infrared wave bands in a single, state-of-the-art thermal detector housing will enhance target acquisition of even obscured targets and overmatch enemy countermeasures (such as camouflaged targets, smoke, electromagnetic interference).
The Eighth and Ninth Circuits have held that the use of a thermal detector without a warrant is constitutional because the detection of heat emanating from a house is similar to the detection of odors emanating from luggage, which has been held to be constitutional.
Among the most exciting thermal detector technologies to evolve recently is commercial uncooled technology, notably the microbolometer, and ferroelectric or pyroelectric detectors.
Given that one of the properties of a thermal detector is broadband operation, it makes sense to couple thermal detectors to broadband antennas for use as broadband receivers.
The basic model MS 224 ($1,999 at West Marine and other retailers), features 240 x 180 thermal detector with freeze frame capability.