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Field calibration software for thermal imagers and validation experiments
Author(s): Paul C. Chevrette; Daniel St-Germain
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Paper Abstract

A software developped in C language for a quick field calibration of thermal imagers is presented. The software allows to take into account the atmospheric transmission between the target and the imager, and to evaluate the corrected blackbody radiation temperature of any resolved area on the target at a known range. The software and the field procedure for calibration are described. Some validation tests carried out during the NATO RSG-17 trial in Meppen Germany, and more extensive tests performed at DREV after the trial are also presented. The error budget in calibrating thermal imagers and evaluating both extended and point target signatures from thermal imagery is analysed and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1311, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21816
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Paul C. Chevrette, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)
Daniel St-Germain, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1311:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes
Milton J. Triplett; Wendell R. Watkins; Ferdinand H. Zegel, Editor(s)

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