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Expansion Of An Infrared Detection Technique Using Conductive Mesh In Microwave Shielding Applications
Author(s): Ronald M. Sega; John D. Norgard
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Paper Abstract

An IR transparent, but microwave opaque, conductive mesh structure is developed to shield an infrared (IR) system from intense electromagnetic (EM) interference in the microwave range . To prevent potentially damaging EM radiation from penetrating or coupling into the IR system, the IR scanner is enclosed in a Faraday cage. One implication of this IR camera shielding technique is an ability to acquire accurate IR data in any noisy EM environment. A second application of the conductive mesh involves the investigation of EM fields in a copper cylinder, closed at both ends, constructed with a copper mesh section incorporated at one end of the cylinder. Using several positions for the detection material, three-dimensional field profiles are obtained and the results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0819, Infrared Technology XIII, (10 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941822
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald M. Sega, University of Colorado (United States)
John D. Norgard, University of Colorado (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0819:
Infrared Technology XIII
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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