Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR)

Authored by: Bill Blecha

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
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This entry provides an overview of some of the technical aspects associated with forward-looking infrared (FLIR) systems. Electro-optical imaging systems operating in the infrared, also known as thermal imagers or FLIR, have advanced to a level of perfection typically associated with high-quality systems. Applications involving the utilization of these systems continue to expand. These systems have been developed for integration on a wide range of military vehicles and have also been fitted to weapons and minefield detection systems.

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