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Introducing multiple-dynamic-windows in thermal imaging
Author(s): Maurice J. Bales; Herbert Boulton
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we discuss the rational for introducing multiple, dynamic, display windows into today's thermal imaging systems to provide greatly improved image analysis capabilities in all thermographic applications. Combining dynamic windows with high resolution images allow the User to view a full optical field-of-view and specific areas of interest simultaneously. These specific areas are defined by the User and then may be optically magnified, resized and placed anywhere on the display screen. Up to 16 dynamic windows may be viewed in color, grey scale, reverse grey, Delta (real time image subtraction), or in any combination. Individual windows may be placed in a hold mode, or stored and recalled, while observing other windows constantly being updated. The User has the ability to view the entire field-of-view and specific areas of interest within the FOV at the same time. The addition of shape analysis allows the User to outline, or select from a library of shapes, and monitor these selected areas within individual windows. The system would then calculate and display the high, low, and average temperature of defined areas, a histogram, or an analog gradient for each area within a window. All such graphs or tables may also be place anywhere on the screen.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1467, Thermosense XIII, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46464
Show Author Affiliations
Maurice J. Bales, Bales Scientific Inc. (United States)
Herbert Boulton, Bales Scientific Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1467:
Thermosense XIII
George S. Baird, Editor(s)

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