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Pseudocoloring schemes for thermal imaging
Author(s): Jun Li; Edwin Sui Hoi Hou
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Paper Abstract

In industrial applications, thermal infrared radiance mainly corresponds to the surface temperature of the target being studied. Since the contrast of an infrared image is usually much lower than that of a visible image, pseudocoloring techniques are usually used in real- time thermal image display. Pseudocoloring schemes for infrared video should be evaluated according to its ease with which the temperature variance can be distinguished intuitively. In this paper, two uniform brightness schemes for thermal infrared image pseudocoloring are presented. One of the new schemes is derived from the well-known Bezier/Bernstein blending function, and the other one is based on the popular HSI color model. They are compared with a conventional pseudocoloring scheme and a modified conventional scheme. Some representative experimental results are illustrated to show the unique features of the new pseudocoloring schemes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2656, Visual Data Exploration and Analysis III, (8 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.234693
Show Author Affiliations
Jun Li, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Edwin Sui Hoi Hou, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2656:
Visual Data Exploration and Analysis III
Georges G. Grinstein; Robert F. Erbacher, Editor(s)

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