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IR Simulation With Diffusion Image Transfer Film
Author(s): Helmut H. Pistor
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Paper Abstract

A new method for IR scene simulation and test pattern generation is presented. The principle was first demonstrated at the Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (CNVEO) using a laboratory black body source at 40 C, an image diffusion transfer film bearing the projected image and a germanium lens which projected the IR image into a FLIR. Varying effective IR densities are formed in this film by a specularly reflecting layer of pure silver, in which densities depend on prior exposure to light, development and diffusion transfer. Resolution of the film was demonstrated in the visible spectrum to exceed 50 line pairs/mm. The film lends itself to still and motion picture projection over an IR spectrum of at least 2 to 50u.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1987
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0765, Imaging Sensors and Displays, (1 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940193
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Helmut H. Pistor, Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0765:
Imaging Sensors and Displays
Charles Freeman, Editor(s)

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