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finding snakes etc. heliIR 8/7/2009
Can we utilize IR to find cold bloodied animals such as snakes and alligators? Since they are the heat of the surrounding environment, could this be done?
 
Re:finding snakes etc. Antnee 8/11/2009
heliIR wrote:
utilize IR to find cold bloodied animals such as snakes and alligators? Since they are the heat of the surrounding environment, could this be done?
Even though snakes and alligators are reptiles, you can make the distinction between them and their surroundings through thermal imagery. Most animals whether cold blooded or not do not exactly match the temperature of their surroundings due to blood flowing through their veins. This doesn't mean though that the entire animal may be seen. For example on an alligator you generally see their head region primarily due to the higher functionality of their brain. On a rhino you wouldn't see it's horn since no blood flows through it.
 
Re:finding snakes etc. Ted.Sebastian 7/11/2011
They will still be seen because of their ability to absorb heat and conserve it to stay warm. Horns can in fact be seen as well. Everything reflects heat (radiation) differently and even if two objects have the same temperature, they will show up differently because of different properties within the objects.
 
Re:finding snakes etc. dandersen 7/30/2011
Yup, a n $85k cmera may just d that.
What is your application?

" Everything reflects heat (radiation) differently", yes it does but emissivity is the greatest of these for application sucess.

If you can get a temp differential in referance to the cold bloded animal, yo may just see something.

Still, what is the application?
How much money is assocaited with this application?
 


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