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A Mess Of Cavity Emissivities
Author(s): Frederick O. Bartell
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Paper Abstract

Three types of cavity emissivities are described based on wavelength, two types based on temperature, and five types based on geometry. Nonisothermal cavities are shown to be best represented by a two-temperature emissivity while most other items, including isothermal cavities, are customarily represented by a one-temperature emissivity. Radiance based emissivity and local hemispherical emissivity are recommended for making cavity evaluations and comparisons, while the hemispherical emissivity of the cavity aperture and a cavity emissivity that is based on detector considerations are shown to be faulty.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1110, Imaging Infrared: Scene Simulation, Modeling, and Real Image Tracking, (20 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960748
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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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