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A simple blackbody simulator with several possibilities and applications on thermography
Author(s): Laerte dos Santos; Alisson Maria Lemos; Marco Antônio Abi-Ramia
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Paper Abstract

Originally designed to make the practical examination on thermography certification1 possible, the device presented in this paper has demonstrated to be a very useful and versatile didactic tool for training centers and educational institutions, it can also be used as a low cost blackbody simulator to verify calibration of radiometers. It is a simple device with several functionalities for studying and for applications on heat transfer and radiometry, among them the interesting ability to thermally simulate the surface of real objects. On that functionality, if the device is seen by a thermographic camera, it reproduces the surface apparent temperatures of the object that it is simulating, at the same time, if it is seen by a naked eye it shows a visible image of that same surface. This functionality makes the practical study in the classroom possible, from different areas such as electrical, mechanical, medical, building, veterinary, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9861, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVIII, 986112 (11 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2228988
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Laerte dos Santos, Furnas Centrais Elétricas (Brazil)
Alisson Maria Lemos, Furnas Centrais Elétricas (Brazil)
Marco Antônio Abi-Ramia, Furnas Centrais Elétricas (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9861:
Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXVIII
Joseph N. Zalameda; Paolo Bison, Editor(s)

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