HGH Infrared Systems Present Unique Blackbody with Unparalleled Emissivity

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HGH Infrared Systems present findings on vacuum dedicated blackbodies to scholars at the SPIE Remote Sensing Conference last month in Amsterdam showing a wide range of high performance infrared references sources.

At the SPIE Remote Sensing Conference in Amsterdam last month, HGH Infrared Systems, a global provider of infrared solutions for over thirty years, presented their findings on evaluating performances of vacuum dedicated blackbodies. As Vincent Leboucher, Engineering Manager and Catherine Barrat, SBU Manager for HGH Infrared Systems’ Test and Measurement product line explained, vacuum blackbodies are unique in that they must combine the performance of traditional infrared reference sources with specific features in order to operate in a vacuum chamber. Since their usual application is to calibrate and test IR sensors used on satellites, earth or space radiation simulation, vacuum blackbodies’ regular features include emissions over an ultra-extended temperature range, extremely high emissivity, and extremely high uniformity of the emissive surface. As the above-mentioned features surpass the accuracy of standard measuring tools, HGH has developed new ones to correctly gage the performances of these highly emissive IR sensors.

With a wide variety of reference infrared sources equipment covering both high and low temperature ranges, HGH Infrared Systems can also design customized, specific infrared sources based on requests to fit a multitude of applications. HGH Infrared Systems RCN cavity blackbody was recognized as the 2013 winner in the Productivity/Profitability category at the ENOVA Paris Innovation Awards.

The SPIE, or the International Society of Optics and Photonics, Remote Sensing conference focuses on the importance of providing international scientists and researchers access to the most recent satellite-based imaging systems and data accompanying them and to in turn share this information with people within the government and scientific industries. HGH Infrared Systems, headquartered in France with North American operations based in Boston, is proud to continue providing innovative, high performance infrared solutions to accurately test and calibrate IR sources for civil, industrial, and defense applications.

Founded in 1982, HGH designs, develops, assembles and sells complete high end optronics systems for security, industrial and civil applications. HGH’s team of highly qualified engineers is comprised of experts in optics, software, mechanics and electronics and operates in the US out of Boston, MA. HGH strives to provide advanced and innovative infrared equipment to protect their clients all around the world, while keeping the agility and dedication of a small and passionate team. Speed, flexibility, technical excellence and innovation constitute their core values. HGH has established itself as an international reference for infrared technology innovation, with their Kilnscan winning Paper Industry Magazine’s Product of the Month in 2013 and RCN Blackbody winning the 2013 ENOVA Innovation Award in the Productivity/Profitability category.

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