From near-infrared security cameras above your front door, to thermal infrared camera accessories that mount to smartphones, infrared imaging technology is everywhere in 2017. But there is still confusion and misinformation about what it is and what it can and cannot do. This 2-hour, high-level introduction to the topic, with minimal math or physics knowledge required, is for the growing number of non-specialists who need to understand infrared imaging technology and its many applications. The presentation materials consist of infrared images from the instructor’s extensive library, the stories these images tell us, how they are made and how the technology and the phenomena it captures relates to the more familiar realm of visible-light cameras and human vision.
- discuss infrared imaging technology with engineers, scientists, and customers.
- explain and understand the terminology of infrared radiation science and technology
- explain understand how object emit and reflect infrared energy and how cameras detect it