FLIR, a manufacturer of thermal imaging infrared (IR) systems, develops the superframing technology solutions, which can be used to increase the temperature sensing range of IR imaging devices. These IR imaging systems will have finite temperature measurement range, whereas the other cameras offer infinite dynamic sensing range.
When an object appears magnified in the imaging screen, while performing temperature sensing in that screen, the image data are lost and valid temperature measurement is not possible in that part of the screen. The superframing technology can be employed to address this saturation problem with mid wave IR (MWIR) imaging devices due to increases in thermal contrast in the MWIR bandwidth.
The company’s superframing technology involves changing the integration or exposure period of the IR imaging system from one frame to another in a cyclic approach and forming a single superframe having highly extended temperature ranges by combining the resulted subframes. This formation of single superframe, a combination of various subframes, permits the users to view the scenes that are featured with broad temperature ranges.
The company illustrates a set of applications showing the performance of superframing technology that maintains the thermal contrast and increases the brightness of IR cameras even at very less environment temperatures. The IR imaging systems integrated with FLIR’s superframing technology can be employed in wide range of applications including, industrial, governmental, scientific, fire fighting and commercial applications.