Thermal Airborne Broadband Imager

The TABI-1800 is a thermal broadband imager which follows the same philosophy as the TABI-320 while offering new technologies which improve sensitivity and increase the swath from 320 pixels to 1800 pixels.

TABI-1800 has excellent sensitivity due to its stirling cycle cooled MCT (mercury cadmium telluride) detector, allowing users to distinguish temperature differences as low as one tenth of a degree while diminishing thermal drift as compared to bolometer-based systems. This new imager´s 1800-pixel swath allows users to map large areas in a very small time frame.

The controller and digital recording system is built into the sensor head. This simplifies its tidy installation in a standard air photo port commonly found in a wide variety of aircraft.

Applications for TABI-1800 include detection of underground tunnels, pipeline mapping, corridor mapping, heat loss surveys, and many other applications where there are even the subtlest temperature differences.

Line Cost Savings vs Competing Imagers (Up to 83%)


The TABI-1800 is a new breed of high-resolution airborne thermal mapper. It combines the following class-leading characteristics in a broadband thermal imaging package that can´t be matched:


• The industry´s widest achievable pixel resolution range (10 cm to 1.25 m possible with typical unpressurized fixed-wing aircraft; ~2 cm resolution using a helicopter);
• High thermal resolving power (0.05 degrees Celsius);
• Wide imaging array (1800 pixels);
• Our trademark high-performance custom optics which are truly diffraction-limited with sub-pixel optical spot size for superb focus; and
• Simplified installation as the controller, digital recording system, and precision GPS/IMU are all built into the sensor head.