IFOV Calculator

Instantaneous field of view or (IFOV) is an important calculation in determining how much a single detector pixel can see in terms of field of view (FOV). To determine the IFOV, please use one of these two common methods below.

Method 1:

IFOV=Detector element size/Camera Focal Length.


Method 2:

IFOV=FOV/number of pixels in the direction of the FOV multiplied by[(3.14/180)(1,000)], where multiplying by [3.14/180)(1,000)] converts to mRad.

There is a value for IFOV in the X direction and the Y direction. Use the FOV for the X direction and the pixel elements value for X direction to get the IFOV in the X direction. Use the same method in the Y direction.