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Digital Analysis of Infrared Imagery
Author(s): Cliff Warren
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Paper Abstract

As applications for infrared imagery continue to expand, the need for extracting more data from each image increases. Today, the primary goal of commercial infrared imagery is to provide a means to measure thermally related phenomenon about an object under test. The thermal information may be static or dynamic, but in many cases, it is very complex. Digital analysis offers time saving opportunities to reduce complex thermal data into a meaningful but also simplified format. The heart of the digital analysis is the analog to digital (A/D) conversion and storage that interfaces between the infrared world and the computer world. On the digital side two alternatives exsists: Mini-computer and Microprocessor. Each has distinct advantages and dis-advantages, which must be considered by the end user. Future developments will probably involve still greater use of Microprocessors that will be more dedicated to specific applications

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0246, Contemporary Infrared Sensors and Instruments, (3 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959367
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Cliff Warren, AGA Infrared Systems AB (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0246:
Contemporary Infrared Sensors and Instruments
Herbert Kaplan; Frederic M. Zweibaum, Editor(s)

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