This paper proposes an analytical method for choosing the optimum technical parameters, as well as the parameters of the objective of a nonscanning thermal viewer that ensures that the probabilities of detecting or recognizing a given set of objects are no smaller than the required values and minimizes the diameter of the objective of the device and hence minimizes the cost and mass-and-weight indices.
© 2012 OSA
Original Manuscript: May 18, 2011
Published: March 30, 2012
V. P. Ivanov, V. A. Ovsyannikov, and V. L. Filippov, "A method of optimizing nonscanning thermal viewers," J. Opt. Technol. 79, 129-133 (2012)