High temperature cavity blackbody

RCN Cavity blackbodies

  • High temperature reference source up to 1350 °C
  • High spatial and angular uniformity / emissivity
  • Reduced cooling time thanks to COOLSPEED technology.

RCN brochure

CoolSpeed Technical Paper

Blackbody selection guide

Blackbody selection white paper

RCN1350N1 cavity blackbody

The RCN series high temperature cavity blackbodies are reference sources covering a wide range of wavelengths, from visible to far IR. They consist of a compact emissive head controlled via an electronic unit, and a user-friendly touch screen control panel located on the front of the electronic unit that allows precise temperature selection and stabilization thanks to a real time PID parameters adjustment.

The N1 and N2 models come with the CoolSpeed technology. Based on an innovative internal structure, CoolSpeed cuts the cooling duration of cavity blackbodies in half without altering their technical features such as high emissivity, high speed warm up and high stability.

The applications of these large spectral reference sources are for calibration of near-IR and IR sensors such as thermal imagers, pyrometers, SWIR to LWIR cameras, sample emissivity or transmission measurement, reference source for atmosphere global or spectral transmission measurement.

Robust structure of the emissive head allows for lab or field conditions 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.