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

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.

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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.)

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Next slide: Riot control UAV fires pepper spray, communicates with crowds

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