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Multispectral expert system spectropyrometer and its uses in industry and research
Author(s): Ralph A. Felice
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Paper Abstract

A multi-wavelength expert-system pyrometer based on a grating spectrophotometer has been able to overcome many well-known difficulties of pyrometry. These include unknown, changing, and/or spectral dependence of emissivity as well as environmental absorption of radiation. In addition to a spectrophotometer and the usual optics, the instrument includes a computer which analyzes each measurement and then returns the temperature, the tolerance (a real-time measure of accuracy), and the signal strength (a quantity directly related to the emissivity at a chosen wavelength). The instrument can save the input data, the thermal spectrum, for each temperature measurement. Accuracy to 0.10% is routinely achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5405, Thermosense XXVI, (12 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.547800
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Ralph A. Felice, FAR Associates (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5405:
Thermosense XXVI
Douglas D. Burleigh; K. Elliott Cramer; G. Raymond Peacock, Editor(s)

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