ITC Research and Science II Training
The Advanced Radiometry training course is for researchers and test range personnel who measure or want to measure the radiance and signatures of objects or scenes using calibrated infrared cameras.
This course covers radiometry theory and a detailed explanation of the functionality of FLIR ExaminIR radiometric software. Course participants will discover how to properly set up the camera system for optimal image presentation and data collection, calibrate the camera data for radiometric and temperature measurement, compensate for varying atmospheric conditions, and more.
Course duration: 2 days
Prerequisite: Research and Science Level I (or be experienced with heat transfer and infrared theory). Additionally, students should have an intermediate understanding of FLIR ExaminIR software.
Infrared Course Benefits
The course will consist of the following:
- Radiometry theory - definition of units and measurements
- Infrared camera transfer functions - electrical signal output versus radiance signal input
- Hardware selection - cameras, lenses, cold and warm filters
- Radiometric calibration - camera system calibrations using cavity and area blackbodies
- Effects of ND filters and bandpass filters on calibrations
- How to calculate what ND warm filter you need for a given temperature range of target
- Converting raw data to radiometric data
- Converting radiometric data to temperatures
- Measuring target emissivity and calibrating emissivity into the system
- Atmospheric effects on measurements and how to calibrate them out in some cases
- Superframing techniques
- Setup and operation of FLIR SC- and RS-Series infrared cameras