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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1985
  • pp: 284–286

Temporal behavior of thermal images

Nissim Ben-Yosef and Kalman Wilner  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 284-286 (1985)

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The temporal behavior of the contrast in a thermal image is related to the temporal change of the radiance statistics over such an image. It is shown that, due to the statistical distribution of the thermal properties over an object, the statistics of the radiance vary with time during temporal changes in the heat balance. In specific cases the contrast of a thermal image can obtain a transient maxima larger than the steady-state values.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 7, 1984
Published: January 15, 1985

Nissim Ben-Yosef and Kalman Wilner, "Temporal behavior of thermal images," Appl. Opt. 24, 284-286 (1985)

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