31 August 1993 Imaging infrared fundamentals revisited
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The alternative approach presented in a previous conference paper in which spatially dependent expressions were derived for infrared signal and displayed signal-to-noise ratio is extended to reveal the sources of infrared contrast at each pixel site and to the consequent development of methods by which signal and displayed SNR can be calculated across a thermal image.
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Owen M. Williams, "Imaging infrared fundamentals revisited", Proc. SPIE 1969, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing IV, (31 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154740; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154740
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Thermography

Infrared radiation

Signal to noise ratio

Infrared imaging

Sensors

Black bodies

Atmospheric optics

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