21 October 2004 Design and development of a high-performance 3rd-generation handheld thermal camera
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A high performance hand held thermal imaging camera has been developed based upon 320 x 256 elements InSb focal plane array (FPA) operating in MWIR region. The primary design goal of this camera was to design a low cost, compact, lightweight and man portable thermal camera with a recognition range of 2 Km. A staring FPA based upon the InSb technology with long and variable integration time provides the answer best suited under these requirements. The system provides the various features such as non-uniformity correction (NUC), bad pixel detection and replacement (BPR), contrast enhancement, histogram equalization and digital scan conversion for CCIR-B compatible output. The design methodology and the performance are presented.
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Ajay Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Satya S. Negi, Satya S. Negi, } "Design and development of a high-performance 3rd-generation handheld thermal camera", Proc. SPIE 5563, Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.558658; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.558658
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