Infrared

Safety first

Flir Systems' thermal imaging technology is finding its way into a huge number of applications outside military and security, from medicine to the company's iPhone attachment, as Beth Harlen discovers

Here comes the sun

Greg Blackman on how infrared and thermal imaging can maximise the efficiency of solar panels

The killer application

The infrared sensing technology deployed by the military is such that it can now detect gunfire at 500m. Rob Coppinger discovers how imaging equipment is saving lives on the battlefield

Vision luminaries

Greg Blackman on how luminescence imaging is improving the efficiency of solar cells

Metal heads

Vision systems are used throughout various metal processing tasks, from pressing aluminium parts to automotive welding all the way to shredding scrap metal, as Rob Coppinger discovers

Waste not, want not

Making recycling profitable is all about sorting waste to a high degree of purity. Hyperspectral imaging offers recycling centres a way to increase the purity of sorted materials and therefore their profits, as Greg Blackman finds out

Heat of battle

Greg Blackman explores the various imaging technologies deployed by soldiers on the battlefield

Illuminating solar

Greg Blackman explores how automated inspection is improving the quality and bringing down costs of solar cells

Vision on tracks

How would you sneak up on a tank? With armoured vehicles now frequently equipped with low light and thermal cameras, covering all angles of approach, it would not be easy. Stephen Mounsey looks at vision systems for armoured vehicles

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