Apogee Instruments Infrared Radiometers (IRRs) measure surface temperature by converting thermal energy radiated from any surface in its field of view (FOV) to an electrical signal with a response time less than 1 second.
Applications include measuring the temperatures of road surfaces, plant canopies, and soil, snow and water surfaces. Measurement of surface temperature is a crucial component of energy transfer. Accurate measurement of the leaf-to-air temperature gradient is essential to the determination of transpiration rate and stomatal conductance in both single leaves and plant canopies.
Available Field of View options:
Radiation shield included.
Field of View (FOV) is reported as the half-angle of the apex of the cone formed by the target (cone base) and the detector (cone apex). The target is a circle from which 98% of the radiation being viewed by the detector is being emitted.
The 8-14 µm window of the SI models corresponds to the atmospheric window. This minimises the effects of water bands below 8 µm and above 14 µm.
Each IRR carries an impressive uncertainty of 0.2°C at 95% confidence to ensure accurate measurements. The resilient 8 – 14 µm germanium window corresponds to the atmospheric window in order to minimise the effects of water bands below 8µm and above 14µm.
The radiation shield, included free of charge with every IRR, insulates the sensor from rapid temperature changes, thus reducing noisy measurements. Multiple field-of-view (FOV) options range from half angles of 14, 18, and 22 degrees, for circular apertures, to 13 and 32 degrees for the vertical and horizontal half angles, respectively, of the horizontal aperture.
The large range of calibrated target temperature, from -30 to 65°C, allows you to make accurate terrestrial measurements when the sensor body temperature is within 20°C of the target temperature. The durable clear anodised aluminium housing makes your sensor strong and lightweight, capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions
|SI-111||60 µV per °C|
|SI-121||40 µV per °C|
|SI-131||20 µV per °C|
|SI-1H1||40 µV per °C|
|Input Voltage Requirement:||2500 mV thermistor excitation (typical, other voltages can be used)|
|Analogue Output from Thermistor:||0 to 2500 mV (typical, depends on input voltage)|
|Calibration Uncertainty (-20 to 65°C, when target and detector ΔT are < 20°C):|
|Calibration Uncertainty (-40 to 80°C, when target and detector ΔT are > 20°C):|
|Measurement Repeatability:||Less than 0.05°C|
|Long-term Drift:||Less than 2% change in slope per year when germanium filter is maintained|
|Field of View (half-angle):|
|SI-1H1||32° horizontal; 13° vertical|
|Response Time:||0.6s, time for detector signal to reach 95% following a step change|
|Spectral Range:||8 to 14µm; atmospheric window|
|Operating Environment:||-55 to 80°C; 0 to 100% relative humidity (non-condensing)|
|Dimensions:||23mm diameter, 60mm length|
|Mass:||190g (with 5m of lead wire)|
|Warranty:||4 years against defects in materials and workmanship|