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13 May 2010 An optical method for measuring metal surface temperature in harsh environment conditions
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Commercially available instruments for measuring and monitoring surface temperature of metal parts are very limited and often unsuitable for applications at harsh environment conditions. Another major challenge is to measure temperature of a rotating surface, as it is very difficult to take an electrical signal out from rotating parts. A novel optical reflectance based non-contact temperature measurement technique is discussed which can be used for temperature measurement on metal surfaces. The optical reflectivity of metals is known to depend on metal temperature and wavelength of the incident light. An increase in metal temperature resulted in the change (increase or decrease depending on particular metal properties) of reflected laser power from the metal surface. This also depends on the surface geometries of the metal surface being measured. We have shown that the sensitivity of the temperature measured depends on the angle of incidence, surface topology and surface properties of the object.
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Chayan Mitra, Ayan Banerjee, Sandip Maity, and Norman Turnquist "An optical method for measuring metal surface temperature in harsh environment conditions", Proc. SPIE 7726, Optical Sensing and Detection, 772619 (13 May 2010);


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