24 June 1980 Passive Visible To Infrared Transducer For Dynamic Infrared Image Simulation
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Proceedings Volume 0226, Infrared Imaging Systems Technology; (1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958734
Event: 1980 Technical Symposium East, 1980, Washington, D.C., United States
Abstract
A passive visible to infrared image transducer is described which allows practical simulation of high resolution dynamic infrared imagery for the first time. A theoretical performance analysis is presented which indicates an MTF of 50% at 5 cycles/mm is achievable with a time response of less than 20 msec and a required input power of less than 2 mw/cm2 per simulated degree ΔT. Experimental results on working devices are reported which match theoretical predictions. Successful simulation of high speed real-world infrared imagery is described. Suggestions for future work are presented which should further enhance resolution and dynamic range.
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Vincent T. Bly, "Passive Visible To Infrared Transducer For Dynamic Infrared Image Simulation", Proc. SPIE 0226, Infrared Imaging Systems Technology, (24 June 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958734; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958734
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Infrared imaging

Modulation transfer functions

Infrared radiation

Transducers

Visible radiation

Forward looking infrared

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