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Optical Engineering

Minimum resolvable temperature difference model: a critical evaluation
Author(s): Mohammad A. Karim; Minglun Gao; Song Hua Zheng
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Paper Abstract

Discrepancies between the predicted minimum resolvable temperature difference (MRTD) and field performances are indicative of the fact that the modeling of MRTD has certain inherent problems. Several sources for MRTD error are identified. MRTD is also shown to be a special case of a more general minimum resolvable luminance difference (MRLD) measure. The MRLD measure involves absolute temperature and can be used to describe more generic targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 30(11) doi: 10.1117/12.55997
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 30, Issue 11
Show Author Affiliations
Mohammad A. Karim, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Minglun Gao, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Song Hua Zheng


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