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Testing and evaluation of thermal cameras for absolute temperature measurement
Author(s): Krzysztof Chrzanowski; Joachim Fischer; Robert Matyszkiel
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Paper Abstract

The accuracy of temperature measurement is the most important criterion for the evaluation of thermal cameras used in applications requiring absolute temperature measurement. All the main international metrological organizations currently propose a parameter called uncertainty as a measure of measurement accuracy. We propose a set of parameters for the characterization of thermal measurement cameras. It is shown that if these parameters are known, then it is possible to determine the uncertainty of temperature measurement due to only the internal errors of these cameras. Values of this uncertainty can be used as an objective criterion for comparisons of different thermal measurement cameras.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 39(9) doi: 10.1117/1.1287832
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 39, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Krzysztof Chrzanowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Joachim Fischer, D/Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Robert Matyszkiel, Military Inst. of Communication (Poland)

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