New feature measures transient thermal phenomena

OCTOBER 14--CEDIP Infrared Systems (Croissy-Beaubourg, France; www.cedip-infrared.com) has implemented a new feature on its popular JADE range of cameras, increasing the dynamic range by a factor or 4.

Oct 14th, 2004

OCTOBER 14--CEDIP Infrared Systems (Croissy-Beaubourg, France; www.cedip-infrared.com), specialist in thermal IR technology, has implemented a new feature on its popular JADE range of cameras, increasing the dynamic range by a factor or 4 and providing the equivalent to a 16-bit dynamic range. The new feature, called Multiple Exposure, combines several subframes taken with a variable integration time.

Using Composer, a new software module, users can recombine subframes and rescale them in an appropriate manner so that the overall dynamic range is greatly increased. Composer then processes the images and provides an equivalent dynamic range of 16 bits. Composer is now part of CEDIP's ALTAIR software platform and is available as a plug-in software module.

The new technique, which allows covering a dynamic range of -20°C to 900°C in a single range with a JADE MWIR (3--5-μm) camera, is particularly appropriate for demanding applications such as measuring transient thermal phenomena over a large temperature range.

More in Boards & Software