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C2NVEO advanced FLIR systems performance model
Author(s): Luke B. Scott; Leslie R. Condiff
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Paper Abstract

Since 1975, the NVL Static Performance Model for thermal Viewing Systems has been the primary tool in government and industry for evaluating thermal imaging system performance. However, advances in thermal imager technology have resulted in FLIR design improvements not specifically included in the NVL Thermal Model. Model development efforts at the U.S. Army Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics have produced a model that includes features typically found in advanced FLIR systems, in particular sampling and improved vertical resolution. The Advanced FLIR Systems Performance Model (AFSPM) is a documented and validated computer model that predicts noise equivalent temperature, modulation transfer function, and minimum resolvable temperature for many thermal imaging systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1309, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21769
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Luke B. Scott, U.S. Army Night Vision and Ele (United States)
Leslie R. Condiff, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electro-Optics Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1309:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing

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