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Infrared Source Classification System
Author(s): L. F. Pau
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Paper Abstract

A passive system for the classification of isolated infrared signatures is briefly described. The hardware consists of magnifying optics,infrared filters and a beam splitter. The detector is a specially designed array consisting of two crosses 45° apart , with 8 or 16 pyroelectric detectors on each of the eight radial directions. The classification hardware consists in an analog parallel read-out and amplification,followed by a digital processor . The feature parameters by which the I.R. signature is classified into 6 alternative classes are : distributions of the detector outputs along each of the 8 radial directions,iso-radiation contours of the apparent picture of the source, and global I.R. emiss-on in two wavelength bands . Experimental as well as simulation results have been obtained .

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0197, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology V, (17 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.958000
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L. F. Pau, E.N.S. Telecommunications (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0197:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology V
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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