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High Dynamic Range Infrared Thermography by Pixelwise Radiometric Self Calibration

High Dynamic Range Infrared Thermography by Pixelwise Radiometric Self Calibration
Autor:

Ochs,M.
Schulz,A.
Bauer,H.-J.

Quelle:

Journal: Infrared Physics and Technology,
Vol. 53 (2010) Page 112-119

Abstract

A procedure is described where the response function of each pixel of an InSb detector is determined by radiometric self-calibration. With the present approach no knowledge of the spectral characteristics of the IR-system is required to recover a quantity which is linear with the incident irradiance of the object. The inherent detector non-uniformity is corrected on the basis of self-calibrated scaled irradiance. Compared to the standard two-point non-uniformity correction procedure - performed with the detector signal - only two NUC-tables are required for arbitrary integration times. Images obtained at various exposures are fused to a single high dynamic range image. The procedure is validated with synthetic data and its performance is demonstrated by measurements performed with a high resolution InSb FPA.