Infrared imaging technology has been a very useful tool for many military and civilian applications such as IR search and track, medical examination, astronomy, forward-looking infrared (FLIR) systems CITATION, missile guidance, security, process control, environmental monitoring and spectroscopy.
In this project, we will use a microbolometer based infrared imaging sensor together with required optics and a FPGA development board to develop a complete infrared imaging system prototype. The microbolometer has an interface that accepts timing and control signals and outputs pixel voltages. We will use the FPGA for the timing and control signals. Additionally, we will process the analog data coming from the microbolometer and creat images and 30 fps video out of it by using the FPGA.
Knowing Verilog or VHDL is a plus for the programming of FPGA.