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Test Facility For Thermal Imaging Systems
Author(s): Jean-Claude Fontanella
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Paper Abstract

The test facility is designed to measure the main performances of thermal imaging systems : optical transfer function, minimum resolvable thermal difference, noise equivalent temperature difference and spectral response. The infrared sources are slits, MRTD four bar patterns or the output slit of a monochromator which are placed in the focal plane of two collimators. The response of the system can be measured either on the display using a photometer or in the video signal using a transient recorder. Most of the measurements are controlled by a minicomputer. Typical results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1981
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0274, Assessment of Imaging Systems II, (29 October 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931861
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Jean-Claude Fontanella, Office National d-Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (ONERA) (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0274:
Assessment of Imaging Systems II
Thomas L. Williams, Editor(s)

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