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Imaging emission spectroscopy
Author(s): Tracy Smithson
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Paper Abstract

The Electro-Optics division at the Defense Research Establishment Valcartier (DREV) has recently embarked on a program to develop an infrared imaging spectrometer system, a device which combines the properties of a radiometer, a thermal imager, and a spectrometer to permit the simultaneous registration of the following attributes of a distant emission source: its infrared intensity, the spatial distribution of its radiation, the spectral distribution of its energy, and its temporal behavior. The DREV instrument couples existing detector and interferometric technologies to produce a novel capability for the measurement of emissions from distant targets. This is a high-technology-based system incorporating: fast microcomputers to handle, in real-time, the vast quantities of raw data generated; specialized IR detector focal plane arrays capable of working in conjunction with spectral measurement modules; and sophisticated algorithms for processing of the spatially resolved spectral information, and for its presentation in a simple and meaningful form.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1994
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2089, 9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (31 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166705
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Tracy Smithson, Defense Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2089:
9th International Conference on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy
John E. Bertie; Hal Wieser, Editor(s)

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