23 August 2017 Development of the infrared instrument for gas detection
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MWIR (Mid-Wave Infrared) spectroscopy shows a large potential in the current IR devices market, due to its multiple applications, such as gas detection, chemical analysis, industrial monitoring, combustion and flame characterization. It opens this technique to the fields of application, such as industrial monitoring and control, agriculture and environmental monitoring. However, a major barrier, which is the lack of affordable specific key elements such a MWIR light sources and low cost uncooled detectors, have held it back from its widespread use. In this paper an uncooled MWIR detector combined with image enhancement technique is reported. This investigation shows good results in gas leakage detection test. It also verify the functions of self-developed MWIR lens and optics. A good agreement in theoretical design and experiment give us the lessons learned for the potential application in infrared satellite technology. A brief discussions will also be presented in this paper.
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Ching-Wei Chen, Chia-Ray Chen, "Development of the infrared instrument for gas detection", Proc. SPIE 10375, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XVIII, 103750R (23 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2272111; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2272111
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