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An Ir System For Measurement Of The Spatial, Temporal And Spectral Distributions Of Radiating Sources--Calibration And Spectral Properties
Author(s): Rufus E. Bruce; Joseph H. Pierluissi; William E. Shaw
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Paper Abstract

An infrared system for measuring the spatial, temporal and low resolution spectral distributions of radiating sources is described. The system has three main subassemblies: a Data Acquisition subsystem consisting of a selectively filtered spatially scanning IR camera; a Display and Preprocessing subsystem; and a Digital Video Process subsystem. Unique features of the system include data display components which provide grey scale, two configurations of pseudo-color, and 3-D graphical displays, a video digitizing interface, and an interim storage facility. The system can be operated in a real-time or delayed playback mode. The IR Scanner camera (AGA System 680 Thermovision) provides 16 frames per second of an optional 10 X 10 or 2 X 2 fields-of-view, with 1.3 or .3 millirad instantaneous fields-of-view, respectively. Spectral content is obtained by changing discrete bandpass filters. System characteristics, atmospheric attenuation corrections and calibration procedures for direct source radiance determination from pseudo-color displays are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1976
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0095, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology II, (15 November 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955156
Show Author Affiliations
Rufus E. Bruce, University of Texas at El Paso (United States)
Joseph H. Pierluissi, University of Texas at El Paso (United States)
William E. Shaw, White Sands Missile Range (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0095:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology II
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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