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Radiometric FLIR For Thermography
Author(s): Scott P. Way
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Paper Abstract

The Honeywell Medical Scanner has been developed to accurately measure human body temperatures in a laboratory environment. Specifically, it detects abnormal blood profusion, an indicator of cancer, in the breast and surrounding areas of the body. The scanner uses Honeywell's high performance TV compatible FLIR technology, similar to the AN/AAQ-9 and Chaparral FLIRs, to produce radiometrically calibrated FLIR imagery which may be digitized, for computer processing, or stored on video tape for playback at a later date. The calibrated imagery is produced by referencing the image seen by the front objective to two internal standards. These standards set the gain and level of the output video such that voltage out corresponds to a given observed temperature. By sampling a section of the frame and integrating over several frames, thermal resolution of 0.1°C may be achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 1976
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0078, Low Light Level Devices for Science and Technolgy, (27 July 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954792
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Scott P. Way, Honeywell Radiation Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0078:
Low Light Level Devices for Science and Technolgy
Charles Freeman, Editor(s)

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