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Volume 21, Issue 4


Infrared Devices And Techniques (Revision)

A. Rogalski
  • Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology, 2 Kaliskiego Str., 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
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/ K. Chrzanowski
  • Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, 2 Kaliskiego Str., 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
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Published Online: 2014-12-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mms-2014-0057


The main objective of this paper is to produce an applications-oriented review covering infrared techniques and devices. At the beginning infrared systems fundamentals are presented with emphasis on thermal emission, scene radiation and contrast, cooling techniques, and optics. Special attention is focused on night vision and thermal imaging concepts. Next section concentrates shortly on selected infrared systems and is arranged in order to increase complexity; from image intensifier systems, thermal imaging systems, to space-based systems. In this section are also described active and passive smart weapon seekers. Finally, other important infrared techniques and devices are shortly described, among them being: non-contact thermometers, radiometers, LIDAR, and infrared gas sensors.

Keywords: frequency analysis; time-frequency analysis; Short-Time Fourier Transform; Gabor Transform; Wigner-Ville Transform; Cone-Shaped Transform; wavelet analysis; time-scale analysis; wavelet decomposition; filter banks; wavelet packets


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About the article

Received: 2013-10-08

Revised: 2014-12-15

Accepted: 2014-10-16

Published Online: 2014-12-04

Published in Print: 2014-12-01

Citation Information: Metrology and Measurement Systems, Volume 21, Issue 4, Pages 565–618, ISSN (Online) 2300-1941, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mms-2014-0057.

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