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Fundamental limits in temperature estimation
Author(s): Jerzy Nowakowski
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Paper Abstract

The fundamental limits of temperature estimation accuracy are computed for a gray body object. Cramer-Rao bounds are computed for both signal host noise and background-limited cases. A procedure is described for obtaining practical limits on temperature estimation for a given optical system and for evaluating sensitivity to system parameters. The applications include multispectral scene analysis, high-speed thermography, and temperature discrimination.

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Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1311, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21824
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Jerzy Nowakowski, Riverside Research Institute (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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