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Thermoelectric (TE) Cooled Sensors For Thermographic Instruments
Author(s): John Duke
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a compilation of information on the history and features of thermo-electric coolers, infrared detectors and their combination into detector/cooler packages. It shows their potential for utilization as the thermal infrared sensors in those measurement devices related to the problems of energy conservation in building envelopes. General sensor considerations are reviewed in light of present and future applications and features of a typical commercial instrument using thermoelectrically cooled detectors are presented. The history, evolution and features of the cooler detector package, which is the heart of the system is presented. The presentation highlights the desirable attributes of these often overlooked thermoelectrically cooled detectors. Features such as low cost, high reliability, low power, lightweight and long life make them more appreciated and attractive to future commercial instrumentation designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 1982
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0313, Thermal Infrared Sensing Applied to Energy Conservation in Building Envelopes, (12 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932974
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John Duke, Magnavox Government and Industrial Electronics Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0313:
Thermal Infrared Sensing Applied to Energy Conservation in Building Envelopes
Richard A. Grot; James T. Wood, Editor(s)

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