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Temperature measurement with industrial color camera devices
Author(s): Dieter J. Schmidradler; Thomas Berndorfer; Walter van Dyck; Juergen Pretschuh
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses color camera based temperature measurement. Usually, visual imaging and infrared image sensing are treated as two separate disciplines. We will show, that a well selected color camera device might be a cheaper, more robust and more sophisticated solution for optical temperature measurement in several cases. Herein, only implementation fragments and important restrictions for the sensing element will be discussed. Our aim is to draw the readers attention to the use of visual image sensors for measuring thermal radiation and temperature and to give reasons for the need of improved technologies for infrared camera devices. With AVL-List, our partner of industry, we successfully used the proposed sensor to perform temperature measurement for flames inside the combustion chamber of diesel engines which finally led to the presented insights.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3740, Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN '99), (7 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347835
Show Author Affiliations
Dieter J. Schmidradler, Technical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Thomas Berndorfer, Technical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Walter van Dyck, Technical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Juergen Pretschuh, Technical Univ. of Vienna (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3740:
Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN '99)
Ichirou Yamaguchi, Editor(s)

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