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A Blackbody, A Blackbody Simulator, A Blackbody Simulator Cavity, A Blackbody Simulator Cavity Aperture, And A Blackbody Simulator Aperture Are Each Different From One Another
Author(s): Frederick O. Bartell
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Paper Abstract

Misunderstandings are described concerning blackbodies, simulators, cavities and apertures. Blackbodies are identified as ideal (not real) items, while the expression blackbody simulator is recommended for real (not ideal) approximations to blackbodies. Surface and volume considerations for blackbodies and blackbody simulators are addressed. Blackbody and blackbody simulator history are traced. The important roles of blackbody simulator cavities and blackbody simulator apertures are emphasized.

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Date Published: 20 September 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1110, Imaging Infrared: Scene Simulation, Modeling, and Real Image Tracking, (20 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960747
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Frederick O. Bartell, The University of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1110:
Imaging Infrared: Scene Simulation, Modeling, and Real Image Tracking
August J. Huber; Milton J. Triplett; James R. Wolverton, Editor(s)

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