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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1985
  • pp: 4534–4542

Computer generation of infrared imagery

Gertrude H. Kornfeld  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 4534-4542 (1985)

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A practical engineering model that predicts the thermal radiation distributions for a wide variety of scenes and a digital capability to simulate thermal imagery on a medium size computer was originated. Via memory conserving processing techniques the time necessary to computer generate the imagery is drastically reduced compared with standard methods. In certain conditions real-time picture creation (30 frames/sec) might be achieved.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 15, 1984
Published: December 15, 1985

Gertrude H. Kornfeld, "Computer generation of infrared imagery," Appl. Opt. 24, 4534-4542 (1985)

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