Detectors for 3-5micrometer and 8-12micrometer. Advanced and improved optics and mirrors designed for this. Micro-syncro motors as conformation of the image. Cooler systems. Continuing progress in the technologies for displays. New materials for finished products lighter and more compact.
~Irene H, Design Engineer, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Chalcogenide glasses molding instead of single point diamond turning get less expensive manufacturing of aspheric surfaces and diffractive optical elements. All in focus to reduce thermal imager costs.
~Eduardo P, Design Engineer, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1) power supply design by portable units,
2 ) the way of cooling the element
3) size of the camera
4) possibility to merge images of other "normal"ccd camera's into one image
~george N, end user, the Hague, netherlands
1. Thermal Imaging with Infra Red
2. Thermal Imaging with X-Ray or another Active Measurement for Bld Structure & Infrastructure w/o Visible Condition
~Aryo Seto I, Architect, Jakarta, Indonesia
Thermo pile /boleometer and matrix filter detectors with amplifications and signal conditioning as a layer under the detector (hyperspectral imaging).
~Mickey P, Principal Scientist, Houston, TX
Real time digital signal processing. The construction of full 3D models from aggregated data points. Lower-power digital storage technologies.
~Larry C, Research & Development, Seattle, WA
Electronics, sustainable energy (ie: heating, cooling, solar, wind, wave, passive buildings, batteries, thermal storage, and distribution.
~Don C, Stationary Engineer, Fire Protection Engineering and Technologies, and Student always., Tacoma, WA
Simultaneously capture a digital photo in addition to the infrared image and fuses it together, taking the mystery out of IR image analysis.
~Michael M, General Management, Moscow, Russia
The integration of daylight, dawn/dusk, and night time imaging systems for marine applications. CCTV integration as well as data.
~Mark T, Chief Engineer, Cincinnati, OH
Advanced building components as well as design and function of newer products and equipment being incorporated into systems.
~john P, North Bay, Canada
Energy conservation opportunities in residential, commercial and industrial facilities to improve the Joule heat losses.
Substrate to operate at normal temperatures and FPA matrix for high resolution for small places eg circuit cards.
~Masood A, Marketing/Sales, Karachi, Pakistan
Nanotechnology, Programmable Hardware, Advances in detector technology, New Algorithms like Scene Based NUC etc.
~Sanjukta Ghosh, Project Manager, Pune, India
Micromachining, advanced materials science for detectors and nanotechnology, quickly come to mind.
~Daniel N, Engineering Consultant, Pittsburgh, PA
Convenient data collection, cross references with visual images, report creation, data logging.
~H. John G, Builder/Contractor, Edmonton, Canada
Applications lead the design but that in turn is limited by access to military technology.
~Colin F, Engineering Consultant, Aberdeen, Scotland
Electronic IC for capacity and power consumption, optical lens design like hybrid...
~Crastes A, Research & Development, Veurey Voroize, France
New materials, light weight, longer battery life, usages in airplanes, medical, etc.
~Tali M, Engineer, Nuku'alofa, Tonga Is.
Epoxy Changes In Industries and khz Freq emitted from, Elect Surrounding Sec Products
~Justin R, Hydrological Thermographer, Cape town, CA
Surveillance, miniature cameras for mini UAVs, detection and tracking capabilities.
~Amir E, Senior Security and Safety Consultant, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Surface mount micro circuits are requiring thermal scanning for temp differences.
~Leon V, Research & Development, Kleinmond, South Africa
Reductions in weight of hand held units while increasing accuracy and resolution.
~Geoff H, National Products Manager, Brisbane, Australia
Available CCD's, with sensitivity and spectral range, at a reasonable price.
~Technical Support/Services, Strand / Cape Town, South Africa
Aeronautics, spatial, new nanobuilt technology, health, meteorologic forecast.
~General Corporate Mgmt, Cagliari, Italy
More compact designs and competitive pricing is becoming more common.
~Frank H, Engineering Consultant, spruce grove, canada
Advancement in lens design as well as military influence. See below
~John M, Owner/operator Jeminspections, Sarasota, FL
Injection Mold Hot Runner design. Computer chip temp. LED light Temp.
~Vincent F, Engineering Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
GPS locating / date time stamp / azmith elevation view of imager
~David H, Project Manager, Red Deer, Canada
I really like the flir t & b series, due to the rotating lens.
~Mark S, Purchaser, Zachary, LA
Data aquit......medical technology.......cartography.......
~Engineering, Process/Production, BALTIMORE, MD
I guess that will be improvements in the type of detector.
~Erwin R, Engineering Consultant, Grenada
Video overlay and multiple image analysis and comparison.
~Mark H, Engineer, Auckland, New Zealand
Still using focal plane arrays for the resolution.
~Merl K, Contractor, Vancouver, Canada
Camera development and Aspheric/Diffractive Optics.
~Zlata E, Design Engineer, Oslo, Norway
Mobile telecom, touch screen, pip, fusion, ethernet.
~Tassos A, General Management, CHALANDRI, GREECE
Denser LCD screen, denoting higher resolution.
~Bruce R, General Management, Bridgewater, NJ
Low cost LCDs, protection materials, optics...
~Aldin C, Technical Support, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lighter weight, smaller and better detectors.
~Ramiro P, Engineer, Irvine, CA
Security, PV technology, energy management
~Carl R, Electrician/Thermographer, Austin, TX
Development of better imaging electronics.
~Syed J, Contracts Manager, Jubail, SAUDI ARABIA
Data retrieval, picture, repeatability.
~Jerry W, Electrical Supervisor, Salem, OR
Dynamic design, interface and detectors
~Shaibal G, Thermographer, Kolkata, 44
Quantum Cascade lasers, QWIP detectore
~Lubos H, Project leader, Neuchatel, Switzerland
High throughput in outdoor environment.
~Mohammadreza G, Research & Development, Davis, CA
Size of operating systems and detectors.
~Mike M, Engineering Consultant, MO
The ever reducing size of components.
~Steven B, Thermal Imaging Specialist, East Chciago, IN
Combining images - thermal & visual.
~Alan T, General Management, UK
To clarify the image position by GPS.
~Nopadol K, Engineer, Bangkok, Thailand
Non cooled thermal imaging detectors.
~Ronald M, Owner of Hawaii Custom Sales, Honolulu, HI
Infra red, aeronautical and optical.
~Engineering, Consulting, Denpasar, Indonesia
Building in A+ energy classification.
~giovanni S, Engineering Consultant, como, Italy
Nanotechnology and newer detectors.
~Reynaldo Solewicz, Oceanographer, Brazil
Smaller and lighter design cameras.
~John P, PDM Tech, Lynchburg, VA
New algorithms for image processing.
~Thiago B., Student,
Smaller and more accurate sensors.
~Martin van R, Technical Support
Energy conservation and retrofit.
~Bill K, Builder/Contractor, Pleasantville, NY
Battery life,weight, resolution
~Don P, Electrical fitter, Napier, New Zealand
Maybe new materials for matrix.
~Ruslan T, Technical Support, Moscow, Russia
Screening tech, imaging tech...
~Mamnoon H, Research & Development, Karachi, Pakistan
Higher resolution thermopiles.
~Edwin N, Research & Development, Dortmund, Germany
Microbolometer, non cooled .
~Ramazan Y, Project Manager, Ankara, Turkey
Google Map overlay. Accuracy.
~Ian S, System Safety Engineer, Chuwar, Australia
Head body production measure.
~José Antoniio F, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Barcelona, Spain
Heat loss heat calculations.
~steve H, Builder/Contractor, Darlington, WI
Design and picture quality.
~Gordon R, Retired, Canada
Improved thermal sensoring
~Rick H, General Management, Muskoka, canada
QWIP's, higher frame rates
~Steve B, Process Engineer, CA
Size of camera VS accuracy.
~Miguel G, Engineer, San Salvador,, El Salvador
New circuit installations
~John D, Technical Support, Meadville, PA
Multi use and portability.
~Bruce H, Trade Tecnician/ Thermographer, Ferny Hills, Australia
Thermal home inspections.
~Quality Control/Assurance, Red Deer, Canada
May be nano technology!
~Mohamed E, Director Of Engineering in Hotel Industry (Starwood Hotels and Resorts- Le Meridien Heliopolis), Heliopolis, Egypt
Uncooled micro bolometer.
~Tony C, Biomedical Engineer, Adelaide, Australia
Sensitivity & resolution
~Bert S, Builder/Contractor, Honolulu, HI
Price is getting better.
~Stan M, Facilities Manager, plant City, FL
Depth resolution and 3D.
~KANNAN N, Director, Chennai, India
More accurate detector.
~Renante C, Engineer, ORMOC, PHILIPPINES
~Z R, Marketing/Sales, Israel
CMOS, cooling systems
~Clemente Ibarra, Faculty/Staff, Quebec City, Canada
~Joel Meza, Engineering Consultant, San Francisco, CA
~Kevin O, Engineering Consultant, Carmel, NY
Detectors and filters
~Richard S, Retired, Atascadero, CA
~Research & Development, Elancourt, France
~Konstantinos R, Thermographer, Athens, Greece
~Jeff W, Builder/Contractor, Cumming, GA
Smaller chip sizes
~Rick W, Builder/Contractor, Canada
~Technical Support/Services, Cleburne, TX
Picture in picture
~A R, Research & Development, Bangalore, ID
Picture in Picture
~John L, Surveyor, Ireland
~Theo K, Engineering Consultant, Athens, Greece
~Peter G, Consultant, Johannesburg, DE
~Ayoub Karimi, Engineer, Safi, Morocco
~Engineering, Process/Production, Ann Arbor, MI
~Purchasing, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
~Jefferson O, Design Engineer, Manchester, NH
~Alejandro España, Project Manager, Guatemala, Guatemala
~Isaac N, Student, Hilo, HI
R&D in Medical
~Benjamin Gnanadigam M, Marketing/Sales, Bangalore, INDIA
~Research & Development, Bangalore, India
~Fernand T, MD-PhD, Toulouse, France
Size and cost.
~Dave L, Mechanical Systems Service Sales Engineer, Washington, DC
~STEPHANE P, Purchaser, LAVAL, CANADA
~Stanimir N, General Management, Sofia, GA
~Maurice B, Engineering Consultant, fox Creek, Canada
~Engineering, Design, BUCURESTI, Romania
~jacob C, Builder/Contractor, barranquilla, colombia
~jack t, general management, milford, mi
~Patrick M, Engineering Consultant, Roseville, MN
~Badr N, Project Manager, Kuwait, Kuwait
~Rahul M, Engineering Consultant, Mumbai, India
~Technical Support/Services, Rio Rancho, NM
~Research & Development, Ardmore, OK
~Engineering, Process/Production, Tucson, AZ
~Jack G, building contractor into thermal efficiency for heating homes, Hobart, Australia
~Alexander K, Research & Development, Haifa, Israel
~Michael C, Home Inspector, Yukon, OK
~Aleksandar R, General Management, Rijeka, AL
~Surinder D, Facilities Manager, Mumbai, India