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1 July 1991 Design considerations for infrared imaging radiometers
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An error analysis for IR imaging radiometers is summarized. In all, a total of 14 different sources of error are considered in the determination of a total cumulative error. Since the accuracy of a radiometer is the best judge of its usefulness, such an error analysis can be used in the design of an imaging radiometric system. Trade-off studies can be performed in such a way as to minimize the total cumulative error of the system. Examples of how minimizing the total error impacts the design of a number of radiometer sub-systems are presented.
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Douglas S. Fraedrich "Design considerations for infrared imaging radiometers", Proc. SPIE 1486, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45746;

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