MWIR Thermal Infrared Camera for Real-time Thermal Analysis

The A6750sc

A6750sc MWIR cameraMeer, Belgium. — FLIR Systems announces its A6750sc Medium Waveband Infrared (MWIR) camera is suitable for recording fast thermal events with its short exposure times and high frame rates.

Based on a cooled InSb detector, accurate temperature measurements can be carried out on fast moving objects without motion blur and a variety of non-destructive tests can also be performed.

The FLIR A6750sc operates in the 3.0 – 5.0 µm wavelength range, or 1.0 – 5.0 µm when the broadband option is chosen, enabling precision measurements down into the SWIR range. (more…)

Bill Gates and friends want to prepare you for climate change

From Grist’s Beacon Newsletter:

Grist's Beacon Newsletter“A new global coalition is attempting to fill the void of climate leadership left by the U.S. climate denier-in-chief.

“The Global Center on Adaptation will advance ‘bold actions to help societies across the world become more resilient to climate-related threats.’

“It’s led by former U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva, and William Henry Gates III — better known as Bill Gates. (more…)

Vaisala Introduces Innovative New Visibility and Present Weather Sensors

The 7th generation

Vaisala Forward Scatter FD70 Series Helsinki, Finland  —  Vaisala Forward Scatter FD70 Series utilizes innovative technology setting a new standard in precipitation identification, quantification and visibility determination accuracy.

Vaisala Forward Scatter FD70 Series consists of two product models: FD71 visibility sensor and FD71P present weather sensor.

FD70 Series can function stand-alone, interoperate as an integral part of Vaisala systems, and additionally work with different third-party systems. The main customers for the new products are meteorological institutes and airports.

Deliveries are estimated to start in Q2/2019. (more…)

Resolve Launch Model 363 SWIR Lens

12.8 mm diameter image 2 25 mm fl

swir lensChesham, UK — Resolve Optics announces the launch of the Model 363, a 16 mm diameter Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR) lens for inspection and material sorting applications.

The design of the Model 363 utilises carefully selected glass types and AR coatings to ensure maximum transmission and best image quality throughout the SWIR waveband (900 to 1700 nm).

Focus and colour correction on the Model 363 lens ensures that you get the best possible image from your SWIR camera, instrument or sensor without the need for constant refocusing.

Operating at f/1.4, with less than <2% geometric distortion, the Model 363 lens produces a clear crisp 12.8 mm diameter image at 25 mm focal length. (more…)

Getting submarines talking to airplanes, finally

TARF communication from the MIT Media Lab

MIT researchers have taken a step toward solving a longstanding challenge with wireless communication: direct data transmission between underwater and airborne devices.

Today, underwater sensors cannot share data with those on land, as both use different wireless signals that only work in their respective mediums.

Radio signals that travel through air die very rapidly in water. (more…)

The media have started asking about climate change

“Climate? Tune in at 10” is on Grist’s Beacon

By Nikhil Swaminathan

President trump on scientist's political agendaOnline  —  “Last week, in the wake of the latest U.N. report, the Washington Post’s Margaret Sullivan issued a challenge to journalists: ‘Climate change, she said, must be kept front and center with the pressure on and the stakes made abundantly clear at every turn.’

“The U.N. report’s alarming message that we have essentially a decade to take meaningful action on warming combined with Hurricane Michael ripping through the Southeastern U.S. ensured that the media couldn’t avoid talking climate change this weekend.

“CNN’s Jake Tapper and CBS’s John Dickerson asked Florida Senator Marco Rubio directly about the impact of climate change on storms like Michael. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos asked White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow if the president would act on warming.

“And in her 60 Minutes interview with President Donald Trump, Lesley Stahl asked him point blank: ‘Do you still think that climate change is a hoax?’ (more…)

Industrial Transmitter for Applications Up to 180 °C (356 °F)

Robust IP65 / NEMA 4 enclosure

EE23-T2Engerwitzdorf, AUSTRIA — The EE23 transmitters measure relative humidity (RH) and temperature (T) and also calculate the dew point (Td) and the frost point temperature (Tf).

The new model EE23-T5 is suitable for a temperature range of -40 °C to 180 °C (-40 °F to 356 °F) and thus expands the application range of the proven transmitter series.

The EE23 series includes models for wall or duct mount as well as different remote probe versions. (more…)