High temperature extended area Blackbody

ECN100 High temperature extended area Blackbodies

  • Absolute temperature range from ambient +5 °C up to +800 °C
  • Large emissive area up to 1000x1000 mm
  • High emissivity thanks to micro-pyramidal surface

ECN100 brochure

Blackbody selection guide

Blackbody selection white paper

ECN micropyramidal structure

The ECN100 series are extended area infrared reference sources, stabilizing high temperatures at up to +800 °C, with high uniformity. The emissive head includes an exclusive emissive surface made of micro-pyramids. The emissivity and thermal uniformity of these blackbodies are thus particularly high. Moreover, since the surface is made of such micro-cavities, these sources can be used over a wide range of wavelengths from near-IR to far IR.

The main applications for these sources are calibration of sensors such as thermal imagers and line scanners, large spectral bandwidth reference source, sample emissivity or transmission measurement, real size infrared targets, etc. The robust structure of the emissive head allows for lab or field condition operations.

Integrated tests with LabVIEW driver

Labview Driver available

HGH Infrared Systems provides a full-featured LabVIEW driver for its family of blackbodies, compatible with LabVIEW v8 or higher and for all available communication links Ethernet, RS232 and IEEE.

The supply includes all the required VIs directly available from the LabVIEW menu. These functions allow the operator to send a temperature setpoint, read the current temperature, check the stabilization status and many other functions.

The supply also includes an example program built with all the available VIs.

Thanks to this driver, all HGH’s blackbodies are fully controllable and can be integrated into complex test benches running automatic infrared characterization routines.