Patent Number: 7,612,799

Title: Humidity control systems and methods for infrared cameras

Abstract: An infrared camera, in accordance with one embodiment, includes a housing having disposed therein one or more heating elements; a vent; a sensor for detecting a humidity level and providing a sensor signal indicating the humidity level within the housing; and a logic circuit configured to receive the sensor signal and determine if the humidity level within the housing should be reduced, wherein the logic circuit provides a control signal to switch on at least one of the heating elements if the humidity level should be reduced via the vent.

Inventors: Frank; Jeffrey D. (Santa Barbara, CA), Tremblay; Marcel (Goleta, CA), Woolaway; James T. (Santa Barbara, CA)

Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.

International Classification: H04N 5/33 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017