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Single-Detector Infrared Scanners
Author(s): Richard F. Leftwich
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Paper Abstract

A survey is made of the principles and methods involving scanning the field of view of a single infra-red detector to form a thermal image or "thermogram." Scanning parameters and practical tradeoffs are considered as well as scanning methods ranging from oscillating mirrors, rotating drums and prisms and counter-rotating prisms. Also considered are signal processing and display techniques and methods of image enhancement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0062, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology I, (20 January 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954454
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Richard F. Leftwich, Barnes Engineering Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0062:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology I
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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