5 May 2017 Investigation of the influence of spatial degrees of freedom on thermal infrared measurement
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Long Wavelength Infrared (LWIR) cameras can provide a representation of a part of the light spectrum that is sensitive to temperature. These cameras also named Thermal Infrared (TIR) cameras are powerful tools to detect features that cannot be seen by other imaging technologies. For instance they enable defect detection in material, fever and anxiety in mammals and many other features for numerous applications. However, the accuracy of thermal cameras can be affected by many parameters; the most critical involves the relative position of the camera with respect to the object of interest.

Several models have been proposed in order to minimize the influence of some of the parameters but they are mostly related to specific applications. Because such models are based on some prior informations related to context, their applicability to other contexts cannot be easily assessed. The few models remaining are mostly associated with a specific device.

In this paper the authors studied the influence of the camera position on the measurement accuracy. Modeling of the position of the camera from the object of interest depends on many parameters. In order to propose a study which is as accurate as possible, the position of the camera will be represented as a five dimensions model. The aim of this study is to investigate and attempt to introduce a model which is as independent from the device as possible.
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Julien R. Fleuret, Bardia Yousefi, Lei Lei, Frank Billy Djupkep Dizeu, Hai Zhang, Stefano Sfarra, Denis Ouellet, Xavier P. V. Maldague, "Investigation of the influence of spatial degrees of freedom on thermal infrared measurement", Proc. SPIE 10214, Thermosense: Thermal Infrared Applications XXXIX, 1021418 (5 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262310; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2262310
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