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Thermatrace -- A New Superposition Technique Provides Composite Thermal/Visual Displays
Author(s): Herbert Kaplan
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an innovative infrared scanning instrument which features a unique display. Through the use of dichroic scanning elements and a light-emitting diode array, this device superimposes an analog temperature "A-Trace" over the visual image of the target being scanned. Instant photorecording is accomplished by means of a Polaroid SX-70 color camera aimed directly through the instrument's reflex sight. The superposition technique provides true registration and correlation between the visible and thermal information. This is unattainable with conventional infrared scanners. Applications of this instrument are reviewed, particularly those related to energy and resource conservation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1977
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0124, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology III, (9 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955856
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Herbert Kaplan, Barnes Engineering Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0124:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology III
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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