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Image processing technique for thermal analyses of target and background infrared scenes
Author(s): Ignacio Lujan
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Paper Abstract

An image processing technique to ascertain target-to-background temperature differences of emissive sources of infrared (IR) radiation is discussed in this paper. After the processing system description, a discussion follows on the image (scene) acquisition process proceeded by an explanation of the image calibration procedure. An example image statistical analysis is presented to illustrate this technique. In particular, a temperature difference is derived for a U.S. M60 tank exercised in a desert background.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1967, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds III, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.151073
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Ignacio Lujan, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1967:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds III
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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