(Slideshow) Six different ways infrared imaging technology is being used

June 24, 2014
This slideshow will take a look at six entirely different and unique uses of infrared imaging technology, including a riot control UAV, measuring thermal characteristics of an F1 vehicle, firefighter safety, and space imaging.

The global market for infrared imaging is on the rise. Last year, a report surfaced that predicted global sales in the infrared imaging market would grow from $2.18 billion in 2011 to $3.86 billion in 2017, at an estimated compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.5%. Then earlier this year, another report came out that said global sales in the infrared detector market would grow from $321.4 million in 2014 to $704.8 million 2020. With these numbers in mind, we thought we would take a look at six unique applications that utilize infrared imaging technology. (Pictured: Infrared cameras provide imaging for Formula One racing team.)

About the Author

James Carroll

Former VSD Editor James Carroll joined the team 2013.  Carroll covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles, Carroll managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.

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