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Shortwave (1 to 2.8 um) imagery applications for fun and profit
Author(s): Mark C. Norton; Randy Kindsfather; Roberta Dixon
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Paper Abstract

SWIR (short-wave infrared) imaging technology, phenomena, and applications are described. Commercial SWIR (staring InSb, PtSi, HgCdTe, InGaAs) camera specifications and optimization procedures are discussed. SWIR physics including blackbody distribution, atmospheric MODTRAN predictions, and selected material reflectance measurements are reviewed to illustrate basic guidelines to successful SWIR imaging. SWIR imaging examples of military applications, medical imaging, astronomy, long range observations, plume measurement, and art preservation are included to illustrate the unique properties of SWIR imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 1997
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 2933, Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Methods and Technologies, (6 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263144
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Mark C. Norton, U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)
Randy Kindsfather, QuesTech, Inc. (United States)
Roberta Dixon, QuesTech, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2933:
Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Methods and Technologies
Wade Ishimoto, Editor(s)

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