Bodkin Design and Engineering Announces New Line of Customizable Single Point and Differential Blackbody Systems.
Bodkin Design Develops Special Purpose Infrared Equipment for Precise Radiometric Calibration.
Newton, MA (10/09/2014)
BD&E’s Latest Design: Dual-temperature blackbody for two point calibration.
Bodkin Design and Engineering LLC (BD&E), an electro-optic systems and solutions design-to-build firm, is pleased to announce a new line of thermo-electrically driven blackbody radiometric reference sources available immediately in stock or customized models. BD&E develops next generation infrared (IR) equipment according to exacting standards that provide precise IR emission over the Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) and Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) spectral bands. These products are built for applications such as thermal imaging calibration, target projection, and infrared detector/pyrometer characterization. USB connectivity allows radiometric calibration and correction to be accomplished using single-point, two-point, or on-the-fly methods, infinity focus testing, and Minimum Resolvable Temperature Difference (MRTD) measurements.
Available in different sizes, the rapid blackbody systems and accessories available from BD&E include the MRDT-50 Differential Blackbody, MRDT-X Differential Blackbody, BB-100 Single Point Blackbody, OEM Blackbodies, BBC-58 Collimator, and customized blackbody resolution targets.
The key features of these systems include:
- Digital interface via RS 232 or USB connection for automation/data logging
- Windowless, and frost-free operation at sub-freezing temperatures (100 to -40°C)
- Thermo-electric drive for hot and cold set-point in a single unit
- Faster slew rates and settling time compared to resistive heater devices
- Emissivity >0.95
- Removable custom bar target for differential temperature testing
The Principal at BD&E, Andrew Bodkin said, “Bodkin Design blackbody systems are designed to support future IR imagers with our advanced thermal imaging calibration technology. We are committed to developing customer-driven solutions including this comprehensive line of bench-top differential, single-point, and built-in OEM blackbody systems. Our products go beyond just meeting calibration needs to provide you with high precision and reliable radiometric performance, thus maximizing your product’s uptime and productivity.”
BD&E also offers custom-engineered products to suit your specific requirements.
To find out more about our IR calibration equipment, please visit: www.bodkindesign.com/products/ir-calibration-instruments
Also, BD&E provides a Blackbody Calculator to help you characterize your needs, please visit: www.bodkindesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Blackbody-Calculator-R3.xlsx
About Bodkin Design and Engineering
Bodkin Design and Engineering, LLC has been providing concept development, prototype design/build, and engineering services since 1992. Headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, the company serves the OEM, commercial, military, and research communities. Specializing in cutting-edge technology, BD&E has overseen the successful introduction of products ranging from miniature infrared cameras and spectrometers to heavy equipment for railroad yards.
To learn more, visit their website at www.bodkindesign.com