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Testing And Specification For Infrared (IR) Optics For Thermal Imaging
Author(s): Albert W. Efkeman; Robert A. Spande
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Paper Abstract

The cost of Far Infrared Optics used in Night Vision Thermal Imaging Systems is an appreciable percentage of the total system cost. Testing and specification of these optical components can either increase or decrease the final cost of the system. The choice of test equipment and procedures as well as specification of unassembled elements are large factors in the cost of finished optical components. Through an understanding of the appropriate specification and a judicious choice of testing, quality Far Infrared Optics can be fabricated at reasonable cost.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1979
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0181, Contemporary Optical Systems and Components Specifications, (7 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957340
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Albert W. Efkeman, Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory (United States)
Robert A. Spande, Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0181:
Contemporary Optical Systems and Components Specifications
Robert E. Fischer, Editor(s)

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