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A New Standard in IR Temperature Measurement

A New Standard in IR Temperature Measurement ing on a standard 32-bit VME bus, the entire system may be controlled remotely via Ethernet for fast data communica­ tion. A large number of external connections on the rea panel allow the A New Standard system to be easily linked to a range of peripherals and communicate with host or mainframe computers. in IR Temperature The system controller software sup­ ports advanced image handling and analysis. The OS9 operating system Measurement allows true real-time monitoring whilst the new operator interface, based on X-Windows, features easy-to-use pop­ up menus and can be easily adapted to individual needs. All operational modes such as remote focus, variable scanning speeds and filter selection are controlled AGEMA Infrared Systems has set a grated polygon mirror and fixing all from the keyboard or mouse. The new standard in IR temperature mea­ optical elements onto a one-piece struc­ keyboard also features a rotary knob surement by launching the first thermo­ tural element, the scanner achieves even which retains a familiar analogue feel graphy system with 12-bit resolution to higher levels of mechanical stability and combine high image quality with true whilst offering precise setting of mea­ reliability. surement and presentation parameters. 1 % accuracy. The 12 bit image acquisition provides The ERIKA Thermovision 900 Series a resolution of 4096 levels compared ERIKA Thermovision 900 has been is a stand-alone infrared measurement with only 256 levels in conventional designed especially with the future in system which successfully combines an 8-bit systems. The wide range of lenses mind. Brian Smith, Managing Director enhanced optical scanning module with and filters, supported by a remote focus of AGEMA Infrared Systems in the a purpose built real-time system con­ attachment and automatic calibration, UK, comments, "By incorporating state- troller, lenses, keyboard, mouse and provide the flexibility to make several of-the-art infrared technology in the VGA monitor, all in a lightweight different types of measurement. new system, our customers can easily modular kit! extend their own systems into new areas of applications. Indeed, ERIKA has Dedicated system controller Advanced scanner what we call in AGEMA the 'stretch Designed specifically for handling potential' to grow with a customer's Designed specifically for advanced R & scanner data, the new dedicated system D work in both military and industrial needs, providing the most cost effective controller makes full use of the scanner's solution in the long term." applications, for example in thermo­ advanced features to achieve high data graphic inspection of PCBs, materials rates compared to conventional PCs. testing and target signature analysis, Two 16-bit IR buses are used to handle AGEMA Infrared Systems Ltd., ERIKA uses an advanced version of the the fast data required for real time image Arden House, Leighton Buzzard, proven LK4 scanning module to achieve handling and calibration. Communicat­ Beds. LU7 7DD. Tel: 0525 375660. high rates of data acquisition and quality images. By digitising the incom­ ing signal close to the detector and using an improved method of compensating stray radiation, the amount of data deterioration is significantly reduced. Users may choose from three available scanners depending on the application, be it to capture rapidly moving objects or to monitor quick changes in tempera­ ture. There are two cryogenically cooled versions, one for the "shortwave" band between 2 and 5.6 microns (-20°C to +2000° extended), and the other for the "longwave" band between 8 and 12 micron (-30°C to + 1500°C or + 2000°C extended). There is also a thermoelectri- cally cooled shorwave band version between 2 and 5.4 micron (-10°C to +500°C or 2000°C extended). To achieve a measurement accuracy of 1%, each scanner features two micron blackbodies as temperature references and four temperature sensors which compensate for stray radiation. By incorporating a new motor with inte­ 8 AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — October 1991 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

A New Standard in IR Temperature Measurement

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology , Volume 63 (10): 1 – Oct 1, 1991

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0002-2667
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Abstract

ing on a standard 32-bit VME bus, the entire system may be controlled remotely via Ethernet for fast data communica­ tion. A large number of external connections on the rea panel allow the A New Standard system to be easily linked to a range of peripherals and communicate with host or mainframe computers. in IR Temperature The system controller software sup­ ports advanced image handling and analysis. The OS9 operating system Measurement allows true real-time monitoring whilst the new operator interface, based on X-Windows, features easy-to-use pop­ up menus and can be easily adapted to individual needs. All operational modes such as remote focus, variable scanning speeds and filter selection are controlled AGEMA Infrared Systems has set a grated polygon mirror and fixing all from the keyboard or mouse. The new standard in IR temperature mea­ optical elements onto a one-piece struc­ keyboard also features a rotary knob surement by launching the first thermo­ tural element, the scanner achieves even which retains a familiar analogue feel graphy system with 12-bit resolution to higher levels of mechanical stability and combine high image quality with true whilst offering precise setting of mea­ reliability. surement and presentation parameters. 1 % accuracy. The 12 bit image acquisition provides The ERIKA Thermovision 900 Series a resolution of 4096 levels compared ERIKA Thermovision 900 has been is a stand-alone infrared measurement with only 256 levels in conventional designed especially with the future in system which successfully combines an 8-bit systems. The wide range of lenses mind. Brian Smith, Managing Director enhanced optical scanning module with and filters, supported by a remote focus of AGEMA Infrared Systems in the a purpose built real-time system con­ attachment and automatic calibration, UK, comments, "By incorporating state- troller, lenses, keyboard, mouse and provide the flexibility to make several of-the-art infrared technology in the VGA monitor, all in a lightweight different types of measurement. new system, our customers can easily modular kit! extend their own systems into new areas of applications. Indeed, ERIKA has Dedicated system controller Advanced scanner what we call in AGEMA the 'stretch Designed specifically for handling potential' to grow with a customer's Designed specifically for advanced R & scanner data, the new dedicated system D work in both military and industrial needs, providing the most cost effective controller makes full use of the scanner's solution in the long term." applications, for example in thermo­ advanced features to achieve high data graphic inspection of PCBs, materials rates compared to conventional PCs. testing and target signature analysis, Two 16-bit IR buses are used to handle AGEMA Infrared Systems Ltd., ERIKA uses an advanced version of the the fast data required for real time image Arden House, Leighton Buzzard, proven LK4 scanning module to achieve handling and calibration. Communicat­ Beds. LU7 7DD. Tel: 0525 375660. high rates of data acquisition and quality images. By digitising the incom­ ing signal close to the detector and using an improved method of compensating stray radiation, the amount of data deterioration is significantly reduced. Users may choose from three available scanners depending on the application, be it to capture rapidly moving objects or to monitor quick changes in tempera­ ture. There are two cryogenically cooled versions, one for the "shortwave" band between 2 and 5.6 microns (-20°C to +2000° extended), and the other for the "longwave" band between 8 and 12 micron (-30°C to + 1500°C or + 2000°C extended). There is also a thermoelectri- cally cooled shorwave band version between 2 and 5.4 micron (-10°C to +500°C or 2000°C extended). To achieve a measurement accuracy of 1%, each scanner features two micron blackbodies as temperature references and four temperature sensors which compensate for stray radiation. By incorporating a new motor with inte­ 8 AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING — October 1991

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 1991

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