Thermal identification patches / Thermal panels
Thermal identification patches and panels are made from a passive thermal reflective material.
When the thermal patches or panels are exposed to the open sky, they reflect the thermal energy of the sky which can reach -30 degrees Celsius on a clear day. The thermal patches / panels then appear in a thermal camera as a contrasting cold zone, therefore in a black zone unlike the individual wearing the patch whose silhouette will be represented as a white zone.
Thermal patches (3000 to 14000 nm) are effective only for short range identification. The view spectrum depends on the patch size, location, weather conditions, and thermal camera.
It is recommended to use these patches outdoors with a clear view. The best patch locations are usually on the helmet or on the shoulder because the angle to the sky is adequate.
- A 5x5cm patch will give visibility at 20-50 meters
- A 10x10cm patch will give visibility at 50-200 meters
Thermal identification patches for personnel identification are usually placed on helmets or shoulders. Thermal vehicle identification panels, often presented in the form of magnetic or adhesive letters or numbers, are often placed on the doors or roofs of vehicles to be identified.
The detection range of thermal panels is 500m to 5km, depending on the device, optics and weather conditions.
Standard colors for thermal patches are brown, olive green. Any other custom color can be created according to the desired quantity.
The size and type of attachment (velcro, adhesive, magnetic) of the thermal patches or panels are customizable.
Do not hesitate to contact us to carry out a personalized study in relation to your needs.
Personal thermal panels (60cm x 60cm) and thermal combat identification panels (100cm x 100cm or 120cm x 120cm) have the same characteristics as thermal patches.
Personal thermal panels are used to identify personnel in rescue operations or for signaling. They are made from a lightweight fabric for easy transport and folding.
Thermal combat identification panels are intended to identify tanks or vehicles.
These panels are available in brown, olive green, or any other color on request. The sizes of these thermal panels are also customizable as needed.