IR thermal sensor array offers new capabilities to building diagnostics equipment used for energy efficiency management

February 05, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
ULIS is making the company's Micro80P, which is its first 80x80 small pixel pitch high-sensitivity thermal sensor array, available for sampling.

Selected customers have started testing the first units of Micro80P, which is based on amorphous silicon (a-Si) a microbolometer technology industry proven for its reliability. Micro80P aims at improving next-generation motion detection systems and increasing the measurement accuracy of building energy diagnostic tools, such as spot thermometers and other commercial thermal equipment, thereby enabling users to obtain more reliable data.     

Micro80P extends ULIS’ product portfolio from its high-resolution, high-sensitivity thermal imaging sensors used in thermography, security and surveillance, transportation and military applications to an entry level product at the upper end of thermal detection sensors. Consequently, Micro80P can be used in either of two ways: one will be to produce data in the form of an image for low-end imaging applications, like spot thermometers, so that users can see what is being measured. This is not the case today. The other will be to provide image-free data for thermal detection applications, such as automated building energy management, security access or people counting.     

ULIS will display Micro80P at stand 12502 during the Sensor and Test exhibition, May 15 – 16, 2013 in Nuremburg, Germany.     

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