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Portable thermal reference for winter field studies
Author(s): James Lacombe
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Paper Abstract

When documenting the infrared images of targets and backgrounds it is usually necessary to place one or more sources having known surface radiances within the field-of-view of the imaging system in order to calibrate the imagery. Although a variety of commercially available thermal references (i.e. , "black bodies") exist they generally are very expensive and are not well suited for operating in the field under severe winter environmental conditions. A portable low-temperature thermal reference was recently developed at the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) to calibrate infrared images of mines and snow backgrounds in winter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1311, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21819
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James Lacombe, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1311:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes
Milton J. Triplett; Wendell R. Watkins; Ferdinand H. Zegel, Editor(s)

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