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Thermal system field performance predictions from laboratory and field measurements
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Paper Abstract

Laboratory measurements on thermal imaging systems are critical to understanding their performance in a field environment. However, it is rarely a straightforward process to directly inject thermal measurements into thermal performance modeling software to acquire meaningful results. Some of the sources of discrepancies between laboratory and field measurements are sensor gain and level, dynamic range, sensor display and display brightness, and the environment where the sensor is operating. If measurements for the aforementioned parameters could be performed, a more accurate description of sensor performance in a particular environment is possible. This research will also include the procedure for turning both laboratory and field measurements into a system model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9820, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVII, 98200U (3 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224054
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Stephen D. Burks, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
David P. Haefner, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Brian P. Teaney, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Joshua M. Doe, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9820:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVII
Gerald C. Holst; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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