1 September 2006 Design and development of a high-performance third-generation hand-held thermal camera
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A high-performance hand-held thermal imaging camera has been developed, based on a 320×256-element InSb infrared focal plane array (FPA) operating in the medium-wave infrared region. The primary design objective was a low-cost, compact, lightweight, and portable thermal camera with a recognition range of 2 km. A staring FPA based on InSb technology with long and variable integration time provides the answer best suited to these requirements. The system provides such features as two-point and adaptive nonuniformity correction, bad-pixel detection and replacement, dynamic range compression, contrast and edge 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 Garg, Ajay Kumar Garg, Satya S. Negi, Satya S. Negi, S. Sarkar, S. Sarkar, R. P. Agarwal, R. P. Agarwal, } "Design and development of a high-performance third-generation hand-held thermal camera," Optical Engineering 45(9), 096401 (1 September 2006). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.2354039 . Submission:


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