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Angular Measurement Uncertainty For An Infrared (IR) Sensor
Author(s): V. V. Vaughn; E. L. Bosworth; D. D. Dudley
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Paper Abstract

The angular measurement uncertainty of an infrared (IR) sensor has been determined for expected signal waveforms and associated data processing algorithms. The problem was formulated by using the visibility factor and calculating its interaction with the characteristics of the leading edge (LE) and peak detection (PD) processing algorithms. Functional forms of the measurement uncertainty for both the scan and cross-scan directions are presented using rectangular and Gaussian signal waveforms. The relative merits of the LE and PD algorithms are discussed, and the measurement variations between rectangular and Gaussian input signal waveforms are compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0256, Infrared Systems, (23 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959586
Show Author Affiliations
V. V. Vaughn, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
E. L. Bosworth, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
D. D. Dudley, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0256:
Infrared Systems
E. E. Sanmann, Editor(s)

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