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Passive Infrared Detection : Theory and Applications - Joseph Caniou

Passive Infrared Detection

Theory and Applications

Hardcover Published: 30th June 1999
ISBN: 9780792385325
Number Of Pages: 620

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Familiarization with the infrared world Thermal imaging systems extend human perception beyond the visible spectrum. Since their principle is based on the natural emission of energy by physical bodies, they represent today the subject of a great deal of interest in many fields, whether in the military field or in industry or in research laboratories. They can be employed to analyse physical properties of objects, such as their energy level or their surface appearance; they are also commonly used to observe scenes in particular conditions like night vision, or in order to increase the visibility range through haze and fogs. All of these applications exploit the properties of infrared radiation whose characteristics are described in this book. This is achieved in a manner which differs from other publications on the same subject in that the book is governed by the intention to progressively lead the reader to a complete understanding of the infrared. The author intends to link physical theory to each specific aspect of the elements involved in the detection process, from their physical origin up to energy mapping in a two-dimensional picture. However we thought that it was unnecessary to demonstrate again that which the reader will easily find in scientific literature, nor to write another data book. Our aim is to fill the gap between theory and practical application. The subject is vast: infrared systems combines a wide variety of disciplines and image interpretation depends on the precise understanding of various phenomena.

Preface
Acknowledgements
Historical background
Infrared detection
Photometric quantities and temperature
Electromagnetic radiation
Radiation sources
Structure of the atmosphere
Extinction by the atmosphere
The formation of the optical image
Materials for infrared and optical filters
Analysis of an optical image
Thermal detectors
Photon detectors
Multielement detectors
Noise in radiation detectors
The cooling of detectors
Observation of the thermal scene
Temperature measurement
Physical constants used in the text
Algorithm for the calculation of thermal radiance
Calculation of blackbody radiance using the universal function
Expressions for air humidity
Calculation of a best form lens
List of abbreviations
Index
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ISBN: 9780792385325
ISBN-10: 0792385322
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 620
Published: 30th June 1999
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.09