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Optical Engineering

A condition on the spatial resolution of IR collimators for testing of thermal imaging systems
Author(s): Krzysztof Chrzanowski; Hee Chul Lee; Wieslaw Wrona
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Paper Abstract

A precise condition on the spatial resolution of the IR collimator for testing thermal imaging systems is presented. The condition can be used even if only the spatial resolution of the IR collimator and that of the system under test, measured using popular definitions, are known. It is shown that when the condition is fulfilled, the thermal image degradation caused by the IR collimator is negligible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 39(5) doi: 10.1117/1.602507
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 39, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Krzysztof Chrzanowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Hee Chul Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (South Korea)
Wieslaw Wrona, National Academy of Defense (Poland)


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