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Comparison between the "grey body emissivity" and "Bayesian inference" methods to retrieve temperature and emissivity from FTIR spectroradiometer measurements
Author(s): Patricia Rosales; Carmen Blanco; Mónica Flores; Rosario Pareja; Arturo Revuelta; Fernando Marquez
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Paper Abstract

In several applications, it is important to determine if a target can be easily detected, recognized or identified. It is common practice to measure its thermal signature, represented by the thermal contrast, defined as the target background differencial temperature. In order to obtain the thermal contrast, it is necessary to establish a relationship between the radiance detected by the sensor and the target temperature. Energy emitted by the target will depend not only on its temperature but also on its emissivity. On the other hand, energy received on the sensor will depend, among other factors, on the atmospheric conditions which will affect the path radiance. Hence, target temperature, emissivity and atmospheric conditions are essential parameters in order to give accurate measurements of the thermal contrast. In this work, we propose a comparison between two methods to split temperature and emissivity from radiance measurements, "The Grey Body Emissivity (GBE)" algorithm and the "Bayesian Inference (BI)" method. This comparison has been done with spectral radiance measured with a FTIR spectroradiometer in the MWIR (3-5μm) and LWIR (8-12μm) bands. Measurements were done over a blackbody at different distances (ranging from 6cm to 15m) and temperatures (ranging from 0°C to 140°C), and over metallic plates of different materials and finishing at a fixed temperature of 55°C. Atmospheric conditions were modeled using MODTRAN 4.0 v3r1 computer code.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7834, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VII, 783411 (26 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864456
Show Author Affiliations
Patricia Rosales, Ctr. de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Armada (Spain)
Carmen Blanco, Ctr. de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Armada (Spain)
Mónica Flores, Ctr. de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Armada (Spain)
Rosario Pareja, Ctr. de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Armada (Spain)
Arturo Revuelta, Ctr. de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Armada (Spain)
Fernando Marquez, Ctr. de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Armada (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7834:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications VII
David A. Huckridge; Reinhard R. Ebert, Editor(s)

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