Infrared cameras provide unique look at F1 racing cars burning rubber

At the recent GAMMA Racing Day 2014 in Assen, Holland, FLIR—an innovation partner with Infiniti Red Bull Racing—used a number of its infrared cameras to capture some mesmerizing high-speed footage of the RB8 Formula 1 car burning rubber on the track.

Aug 26th, 2014

At the recent GAMMA Racing Day 2014 in Assen, Holland,FLIR—an innovation partner with Infiniti Red Bull Racing—used a number of its infrared cameras to capture some mesmerizing high-speed footage of the RB8 Formula 1 car burning rubber on the track.

FLIR used a number of different cameras to capture the footage, with the primary model being theFLIR x6580sc infrared camera. The x6580sc features a 640 x 512 digital InSb detector with broadband (1.5 – 5.5 µm) spectral sensitivity. The camera captures images at up to a rate up of 350 Hz in full frame and up to 4500 Hz in a 320 x 8 sub-windowing mode. The camera connects to FLIR’s ResearchIR Max 3 R&D software to enable thermal imaging data acquisition, analysis, and reporting capabilities.

Additional cameras used by FLIR were the T650sc and the B660. FLIR recently launched an enhanced version of the T650schandheld camera, which utilizes a 640 x 480 pixel uncooled microbolometer infrared detector. This camera is able to measure temperatures of up to 3,632° F and includes a 5 MPixel digital camera that provides visual images that can be overlaid with infrared data. The camera images at a rate of 30 Hz and also has a spectral range of 7.5 µm to 14 µm.

Lastly, the handheld B660 camera features a 640 x 480 uncooled microbolometer focal plane array with a spectral range of 7.5 µm to 13 µm. The B660 captures images at a rate of 30 Hz and also has an integrated 3.2 MPixel digital camera for generating visual images in all conditions.

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