1 June 2001 Uncertainty of temperature measurement with thermal cameras
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Optical Engineering, 40(6), (2001). doi:10.1117/1.1367351
All main international metrological organizations are proposing a parameter called uncertainty as a measure of the accuracy of measurements. A mathematical model that enables the calculation of uncertainty of temperature measurement with thermal cameras is presented. The standard uncertainty or the expanded uncertainty of temperature measurement of the tested object can be calculated when the bounds within which the real object effective emissivity er, the real effective background temperature Tba(r), and the real effective atmospheric transmittance Ta(r) are located and can be estimated; and when the intrinsic uncertainty of the thermal camera and the relative spectral sensitivity of the thermal camera are known.
Krzysztof Chrzanowski, Robert Matyszkiel, Joachim Fischer, Jaroslaw Barela, "Uncertainty of temperature measurement with thermal cameras," Optical Engineering 40(6), (1 June 2001). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.1367351


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