Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
14 - 18 April 2019
Conference 11004
Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XLI
Monday - Wednesday 15 - 17 April 2019
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Abstract Due:
3 October 2018

Author Notification:
10 December 2018

Manuscript Due Date:
20 March 2019

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Session 1:
Vendor Presentation and Reception: Thermosense XLI
Monday 15 April 2019
12:00 PM - 4:40 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 321
Session Chairs:
Andrés Esteban Rozlosnik, SI Termografía Infrarroja (Argentina) ;
Sheng-Jen Hsieh, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)

The Vendors Session started 15 years ago and has become a very popular and well-attended success. This Special Session provides an early opportunity for exhibitors to highlight their latest technology and newest products to the Thermosense, IR industry, and Defense + Commercial Sensing (DCS) technical audience prior to the opening of the DCS19 Expo. In a relaxed atmosphere, enjoy a casual meeting setting with ample time for questions and answers. This session enables the conference attendees and visitors to better prioritize their activities when visiting the Expo (highlights your company)

Session includes:
  • Exhibitors sharing state-of-the-art in future generation of infrared detectors, IR imagers radiometric and non-radiometric and IR image processing systems
  • Explores other related infrared optics, semitransparent materials, characterization and calibration sources, infrared fiber optics, coolers, multispectral and hyperspectral cameras
  • It also covers topics related hardware and software involved in infrared applications: SWIR - MWIR - LWIR

Audience background: Innovative infrared systems & applications researches, Innovative infrared applications engineers & professionals, Advanced optics engineers, Photonics and imaging researchers, Photonics Engineering, Infrared systems engineers, Calibration & Test engineers, Academics, Physicists, General Exhibition-Only Visitors, Exhibitor Representatives (DCS-2019)

To Participate: Open to all DCS19 exhibitors offering products or services related to infrared sensing or imaging, or photonics. There are no restrictions to the content or topics of submissions: Technical or Commercial within Infrared Imaging Hardware, Optics, Accessories, and Software. Session format features 15-minute oral presentations from hardware to software whose product lines impact thermal imaging applications and the infrared industry in general. No additional charge to participate. Reservations are open now, with limited time slots available.

Guidelines - General and specific topics

This event is free to attend and open to all conference attendees, exhibitors, and exhibition visitors.

2019 Vendors in Presentation Order:
(List of presentations in progress)

SCD.USA Infrared LLC (Booth 719)
Newest Infrared Sensor Products for 2019 from SCD
Presenter: Mark Fydenkevez, President & CEO of SCD.USA and Quantum Imaging

Electro Optical Industries, Inc. (Booth 724)
Vacuum Blackbodies with Advanced Controllers
Presenter: Stephen Scopatz, General Manager of Electro Optical Industries

FLIR Systems, Inc. (Booth 613 )
The latest camera and software developments from FLIR Instruments
Presenter: Jerry Beeney, Strategic Business Development Manager

Reynard Corporation (Booth 833)
Understanding the Optical Manufacturing Process for Custom Build IR Components
Presenter: Chris Karp, Business Development Manager

Sensors Unlimited, Inc. a Collins Aerospace Company (Booth 519)
SUI Update – SWIR imaging with pulse detection and GigE linescan camera for machine vision
Presenter: Doug Malchow, Business Development Manager – Industrial

SOFRADIR-EC (Booth 640)
Advancements in Cooled and Uncooled IR Developments for High Performance Imaging
Presenter: Dr Michel ZÉCRI, CEO SOFRADIR EC Inc (USA)

StingRay Optics, LLC (Booth 227)
StingRay Optics- New Developments 2019
Presenter: Sam Wyman, Sales Manager- Optical Systems

Telops Inc. (Booth 429)
Improving Thermal Measurements with Better Spectral Resolution and Increased Speed Capabilities
Presenter: Wes Autran, Business Development Manager

Thales Cryogenics B.V. (Booth 226)
Thales Cryogenics; Availability vs Reliability
Presenter: Kevin Giesen, Account Manager at Thales Cryogenics

RICOR USA, Inc. (Booth 213)
New Cryocooler developments for HOT detectors
Presenter: Vicky (Victor) Segal, VP Sales and Marketing and Business Development

InfraTec infrared LLC (Booth 204)
Calibrated Zoom Cameras from InfraTec
Presenter: Dr. Sven-A. Wode, Manager Business Development International

IRCAM GmbH (Booth 826)
Infrared Cameras for Scientific Applications
Presenter: Oliver Schreer, Managing Director

Sierra Olympic Technologies Inc. (Booth 209)
Vinden and Ventus series of thermal imaging cameras and software from Sierra Olympic Technologies
Presenter: Chris Johnston, President

HEITRONICS (Booth 746)
Transfer Radiation Thermometers for IR Calibration of Thermal Imaging Cameras and other infrared instrumentation
Presenter: William Bud Foran, Manager of the Americas

Ningbo Sunny Infrared Technologies Co., Ltd. ( Booth 323)
Challenges and breakthroughs of compact thermal imaging lenses
Presenter: Xueren Wang, Project Manager

MicaSense, Inc. (Booth 1157)
Aligned thermal and multispectral imaging for agricultural analysis
Presenter: Dr. Manal Elarab, Remote Sensing Scientist

Excelitas (Booth 438)
CheetIR - Latest high definition, HOT MWIR high performance optical zoom camera
Presenter: Dennis Bates- Business Development Manager

This session is complete. If you are interested in participating in the session you can ask the moderators in case a time slot becomes available. Thanks for your commitment.

If you have any questions regarding this session, please contact:

Andres E. Rozlosnik, SI Termografía Infrarroja (Argentina),
Sheng-Jen (Tony) Hsieh, Texas A&M Univ. (United States),

Monday Plenary Session
Monday 15 April 2019
5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 316

Plenary Session and Presentation details
The future of battlefield “things” (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11002-301
Time: 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Author(s): Philip Perconti, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
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Clinical virtual reality in mental health and rehabilitation: a brief review of the future! (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11002-300
Time: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Author(s): Albert Skip Rizzo, The University of Southern California (United States)
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Tuesday 16 April Show All Abstracts
Tuesday Plenary Session
Tuesday 16 April 2019
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 316

7:45 am to 8:15 am
Morning Coffee Meet and Greet

8:15 am to 9:00 am
Plenary Presentation

Plenary Session and Presentation details
Mosaic warfare (Plenary Presentation)
Paper 11015-100
Time: 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Author(s): Timothy P. Grayson, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)
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Extended Coffee/ Extended Lunch/ Exhibition Break 9:00 AM - 1:10 PM
Session 2:
Medical Applications
Tuesday 16 April 2019
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 320
Session Chair:
Arantza Mendioroz, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain)
Assessment of fatigue behavior in dental materials
Paper 11004-1
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
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Differential infrared pyrometry to measure small temperature variations
Paper 11004-3
Time: 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Author(s): Wenyu Bai, Gerald Diebold, Brown Univ. (United States)
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Use of equivalent wave field transform in evaluating dynamic thermal tomography of infrared breast images
Paper 11004-4
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s): Jonathan Gershenson, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Veteran’s Health Association – Greater Los Angeles (United States); Meir Gershenson, Self (Mexico)
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Detection of syrinx in thermographic images of canines with Chiari malformation using MATLAB CVIP toolbox GUI
Paper 11004-5
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): Akhila Karlapalem, Julian Cuellar Buritica, Scott E. Umbaugh, Southern Illinois Univ. Edwardsville (United States); Dominic J. Marino, Joseph Sackman, Long Island Veterinary Specialists (United States)
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Coffee Break 2:50 PM - 3:40 PM
Session 3:
Industrial Application
Tuesday 16 April 2019
3:40 PM - 5:20 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 320
Session Chairs:
Gary E. Strahan, Infrared Cameras, Inc. (United States) ;
Gregory R. Stockton, Stockton Infrared Thermographic Services, Inc. (United States)
Improving thermal substation inspections utilising machine learning
Paper 11004-6
Time: 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Author(s): Alastair Straker, Joaquin Carrasco, Frank Podd, Richard Gardner, Ian Cotton, The Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
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Advanced signal processing applied to thermographic inspection of petrochemical furnaces
Paper 11004-7
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Author(s): Fernando Lopez, TORNGATS (Canada); Alexandrine Huot, Telops Inc. (Canada)
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Improvements in the design of thermal-infrared radiation thermometers and sensors
Paper 11004-8
Time: 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Author(s): Howard W. Yoon, Vladimir Khromchenko, George Eppeldauer, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
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Thermal conductivity of refractory coatings for foundry applications
Paper 11004-9
Time: 4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Author(s): Giovanni Ferrarini, Stefano Rossi, Paolo Bison, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
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The use of drones, thermography, and other optical measuring devices
Paper 11004-10
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Author(s): Timo T. Kauppinen, Mutsal (Finland); Gedi Skog, Savonia University of Applied Sciences (Finland); Marko Hassinen, Emergency Services College (Finland); Marko Savolainen, Sami Siikanen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (Finland); Mikko Posio, Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Finland); Gregory R. Stockton, Stockton Infrared Thermographic Services, Inc. (United States)
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Poster Session
Tuesday 16 April 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 307-310

All symposium attendees – You are invited to attend the evening Poster Session to view the high-quality posters and engage the authors in discussion. Enjoy light refreshments while networking with colleagues in your field. Authors may set up their posters between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm the day of their poster session. Special daytime previewing prior to the session from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to access the poster session.

Posters that are not set up by the 5:00 pm cut-off time will be considered no-shows, and their manuscripts may not be published. Poster authors should accompany their posters from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to answer questions from attendees. All posters and other materials must be removed no later than 8:30 pm. Any posters or materials left behind at the close of the poster session will be considered unwanted and will be discarded. SPIE assumes no responsibility for posters left up after the end of each poster session.
Development of a new methodology for thermal image reconstruction
Paper 11004-30
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author(s): Theodoti Z. Kordatou, Dimitrios Exarchos, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece); Evangelos Z. Kordatos, Sheffield Hallam Univ. (United Kingdom); Theodore Matikas, Univ. of Ioannina (Greece)
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Wednesday 17 April Show All Abstracts
In Memoriam: Greg McIntosh
Wednesday 17 April 2019
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 320

SPIE Member Greg McIntosh of Snell Infrared Canada has passed away at the age of 63.

McIntosh was a registered Professional Engineer specializing in heat transfer and thermodynamics. He was on numerous technical and standard committees and was chairman of SPIE's ThermoSense XI in 1989. He continued to be professionally active until his death.

He had been highly actively involved in the thermal infrared-imaging field since 1976, working in the petrochemical industry as well as providing thermographic consulting, building science, and process automation for infrared equipment manufacturers. He started the first North American Infrared Training Center for AGA Infrared Systems (now FLIR Systems) in 1979. He spent a number of years developing and bringing to market products for infrared process control and automation in the steel, glass, and metals refining industries.

McIntosh was the manager of Snell Infrared Canada since 1999. In addition to conducting training, he provided engineering support in the company, developed new courseware, and performed research and development in emerging applications. He wrote training manuals and published practical guides and papers on applied thermography including a chapter in the handbook, The Theory and Practice of Radiation Thermometry. He recently co-authored the "Infrared Thermography Guide" for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

McIntosh participated in the local "Engineers in the Classroom" program and had a special interest in natural science applications. His thermography on bats can be seen in Sir David Attenborough's BBC Life of Mammals series and on Canadian Geographic's Wild Tech special.
Session 4:
Research Topics
Wednesday 17 April 2019
8:20 AM - 9:20 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 320
Session Chairs:
Jaap de Vries, FM Global (United States) ;
Giovanni Ferrarini, Istituto per le Tecnologie della Costruzione (Italy)
Research on the stability of readout circuit based on single grade OP-AMP for IR detector
Paper 11004-11
Time: 8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Author(s): Honghui Yuan, YongPing Chen, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China); Zhiwei Huang, Key Laboratory of Micro-satellite, Innovation Research Institute of Micro-satellite, Chinese Academy (China); Xing Xu, Wuying Li, Yanping Zhong, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
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A comparison study of additive manufacturing techniques applied to chalcogenide glass
Paper 11004-13
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Author(s): Peter F. Wachtel, George P. Lindberg, J. David Musgraves, John P. Deegan, Jamie L. Ramsey, Rochester Precision Optics, LLC (United States)
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Session 5:
Aerospace Applications
Wednesday 17 April 2019
9:20 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 320
Session Chairs:
Joseph N. Zalameda, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States) ;
Morteza Safai, The Boeing Co. (United States)
Estimation of delamination crack depth using passive thermography
Paper 11004-14
Time: 9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Author(s): Joseph N. Zalameda, Wade C. Jackson, Cheryl A. Rose, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
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Quadrupole simulations of thermographic inspections of impacted composites
Paper 11004-15
Time: 9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Author(s): William P. Winfree, Joseph N. Zalameda, Patricia A. Howell, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
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Extended Coffee/ Exhibition Break 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thermosonic imaging for rapid full-field nondestructive inspection of composite structures
Paper 11004-16
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Author(s): Dan Xiang, X-Wave Innovations, Inc. (United States); Michael Long, Bin Lin, X-Wave Innovations (United States)
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Fatigue behaviour assessment of automated fiber placement composites by adopting the thermal signal analysis
Paper 11004-17
Time: 11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Author(s): Rosa De Finis, Umberto Galietti, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
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Autonomous systems thermographic NDT of composite structures
Paper 11004-18
Time: 11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Author(s): Shakeb Deane, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom); Nicolas P. Avdelidis, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece); Clemente Ibarra-Castanedo, Univ. Laval (Canada); Hamed Yazdani-Nezhad, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom); Alex Williamson, Mapair Thermography Ltd. (United Kingdom); Hai Zhang, Univ. Laval (Canada); Vasilis Tzitzilonis, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom); Xavier P. V. Maldague, Univ. Laval (Canada); Antonios Tsourdos, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
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Lunch Break 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Session 6:
Wednesday 17 April 2019
1:30 PM - 4:40 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 320
Session Chairs:
Beata Oswald-Tranta, Montan Univ. Leoben (Austria) ;
Steven M. Shepard, Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc. (United States)
Flying-spot thermography: measuring the in-plane (an)isotropic thermal diffusivity of large and complex parts
Paper 11004-19
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Author(s): Adrián Bedoya, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) CICATA (Mexico); Jorge González, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain), Ctr. de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico); Arantza Mendioroz, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain); Christophe Pradere, Alain Sommier, CNRS, I2M-TREFLE (France); Jean-Christophe Batsale, Institut de Mathématiques de Marseille (France); Agustín Salazar, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain)
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Flying-spot thermography: sizing the thermal resistance of infinite vertical cracks
Paper 11004-20
Time: 1:50 PM - 2:10 PM
Author(s): Jorge González, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain), Ctr. de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Mexico); Arantza Mendioroz, Agustín Salazar, Univ. del País Vasco (Spain)
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Flash and inductive thermography for CFRP inspection
Paper 11004-21
Time: 2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Author(s): Beata Oswald-Tranta, Christoph Tuschl, Ralf Schledjewski, Montan Univ. Leoben (Austria)
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The influence of the truncation window size on the quantitative thermographic results after a pulsed test on an aluminium sample: comparison among different post-processing algorithms
Paper 11004-22
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Author(s): Ester D'Accardi, Davide Palumbo, Rosanna Tamborrino, Umberto Galietti, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
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A new thermographic procedure for the non-destructive evaluation of RSW joints
Paper 11004-23
Time: 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Author(s): Davide Palumbo, Ester D'Accardi, Umberto Galietti, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
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Coffee Break 3:10 PM - 3:40 PM
Study of the thermo-elastic stress analysis (TSA) sensitivity in the evaluation of residual stress in non-ferrous metal
Paper 11004-25
Time: 3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
Author(s): Francesca Di Carolo, Rosa De Finis, Davide Palumbo, Umberto Galietti, Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
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Comparing the comparisons: issues in evaluation of thermographic analysis methods (Conference Presentation)
Paper 11004-26
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Author(s): Steven M. Shepard, Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc. (United States)
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Low cost high resolution transient thermography imaging based on equivalent wave field transform
Paper 11004-100
Time: 4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Author(s): Meir Gershenson, Self (Mexico)
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