Infrared sensor boasts advanced image processing

18th March 2021
Mick Elliott

Infrared sensors that measure temperature by detecting the infrared radiation of objects are already widely used. Now demand has grown for infrared sensors that can offer higher pixel and thermal resolution.

To meet this growing demand Mitsubishi Electric has developed the Mitsubishi Electric Diode InfraRed sensor (MelDIR).

This thermal sensor, which is in stock at Anglia Components, is designed for a wide range of next generation applications in security, access control, occupancy detection, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and smart buildings.

With advanced image processing the MelDIR is able to accurately distinguish between humans and other heat sources and enables the identification of specific human behaviours.

The sensor is constructed using a thermal diode InfraRed sensor array, this technology allows the sensor to offer higher pixel resolution (80x32 pixels) and higher thermal resolution of 100mK / 0.1C compared with traditional thermopile sensors widely available on the market today.

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