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Online thermal imaging: a simple approach
Author(s): Mark Senior; Steve Hollock; Sat Sandhu; Joanne Coy; Rob Parkin
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Paper Abstract

Continuous monitoring of plant and processes is widely practised but the use of thermal imagers in such systems has always been restricted by camera cost. A radiometric thermal imager can be regarded as equivalent to multiple single point radiometers or a matrix of thermocouples but with the advantages of far denser coverage, non-contact measurement, simpler installation and data processing; in addition several of the advantages of conventional machine vision systems such as shape and position recognition can be provided. IRISYS has developed a multipoint radiometer utilising its low-cost infrared array technology. This unit provides continuous real-time temperature monitoring of 256 data points at an affordable price; it is housed in a small, light-weight, sealed and robust metal case and generates RS232 or Ethernet data output. This paper reviews the radiometer technology and its application to single and multi-camera systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5073, Thermosense XXV, (1 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.486036
Show Author Affiliations
Mark Senior, Infrared Integrated Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Steve Hollock, Infrared Integrated Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Sat Sandhu, Infrared Integrated Systems Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Joanne Coy, Royal Mail (United Kingdom)
Rob Parkin, Loughborough Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5073:
Thermosense XXV
K. Elliott Cramer; Xavier P. Maldague, Editor(s)

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