What kind of tests can I perform on my IR camera using a blackbody?

The tests which can be performed on an IR camera using a blackbody can be divided into 4 categories:

  • Correction and calibration tests: thermal calibration of the signal, non-uniformity correction, dynamic range, linearity measurement, etc.
  • Noise measurement: thermal resolution, temporal noise, NETD, fixed pattern noise, spatial noise, NEI, etc.
  • Spatial resolution and geometrical specifications: LSF, MTF, Field of View, IFOV, alignment, magnification, etc.
  • Range evaluation: MRTD, MDTD, TOD, Detection, Recognition, Identification ranges, etc.

EOI offers an efficient solution to the test of IR Cameras through the INFRATEST software