The need to have a high resolution thermal detector that is sensitive to small radiation differences to measure accurate and precise temperature differences in the presence of varying ambient conditions.
Safety and Security requires the need for exact, accurate and precise data from infrared radiation to allow for the correct prediction of the chemical make up of the radiating body while in the presence of varying environmental conditions to detect temperature, create images and identify accurately;
Detecting gas in moisture environments
Environments inside high temperature furnaces
Combustion engine environments under the hood
Pedestrian detection for autonomous vehicles
Water leaks, high pressure leaks
Locating a human being in a fire or smoke filled room