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Development of automated procedures for expedient and cost-efficient acceptance testing of imaging infrared systems
Author(s): Philip R. Owen; Mark A. Chambliss; Jeff W. Todd
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Paper Abstract

An improved acceptance test procedure for imaging infrared (IIR) equipment has been developed to remove subjectivity, improve repeatability, and decrease the time and expense over existing methods. Traditional procedures for acceptance testing of IIR equipment require manual minimum resolvable temperature difference (MRTD) measurements at multiple spatial frequencies with both positive and negative contrast targets. Although the manual measurement of MRTD is the standard evaluation technique used in developmental testing, it is deficient for use as an acceptance test. The main limitations are subjectivity, length of time required, and manpower (i.e., cost). The Missile Guidance Directorate of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center has developed the automated infrared sensor test facility to perform automated acceptance tests and remove the subjectivity of the test procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4030, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XI, (17 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391787
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Philip R. Owen, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (United States)
Mark A. Chambliss, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)
Jeff W. Todd, Dynetics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4030:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XI
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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