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Optical Engineering

Passive Visible To Infrared Transducer For Dynamic Infrared Image Simulation
Author(s): Vincent T. Bly
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Paper Abstract

Abstract. A passive visible to infrared image transducer is described which, for the first time, allows practical simulation of high resolution dynamic infrared imagery. A theoretical performance analysis is presented which indicates that an MTF (modulation transfer function) of 50% at 5 cycles/mm is achievable with a time response of less than 20 msec and a required input power of less than 2 mW/cm2 per simulated degree AT. Experimental results on working devices are reported which match theoretical predictions. Successful simulation of high speed real-world infrared imagery is described. Suggestions for future work which should further enhance resolution and dynamic range are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1982
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 21(6) doi: 10.1117/12.7973037
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 21, Issue 6
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Vincent T. Bly, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory (United States)


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