Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Infrared Application To The Detection Of Induced Surface Currents
Author(s): Ronald M. Sega; Victor M. Martin; Donald B. Warmuth; Robert W. Burton
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

It has been qualitatively demonstrated that the surface currents induced by incident electromagnetic radiation produce I2R heating detectable through thermographic techniques. This paper presents the progress to date toward obtaining quantitative comparisons of known surface current amplitude distributions with those obtained through infrared thermographic analysis. Data for correcting for the directional dependence of IR emission from various surfaces is given, a method of digital analysis of the thermographic data is discussed, and an actual thermographic determination of the surface currents on a square flat plate is presented. These experimental results represent a necessary step in the effort of infrared detection and measurement of the current amplitude distributions on complex shapes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0304, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VII, (31 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932670
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald M. Sega, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Victor M. Martin, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Donald B. Warmuth, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)
Robert W. Burton, University of Colorado (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0304:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VII
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top