SENSE APPROACH TO THERMAL IMAGING
by Gerald C. Holst
Thermal imaging systems are used by the
military to detect, recognize, and identify
enemy personnel, equipment, and buildings.
Police patrol border crossings and use thermal
imaging systems for search and rescue. The
systems are particularly useful for evaluating
the condition of power lines, transformers,
circuit breakers, and motors. Simply put,
they can be used to evaluate the "health"
of any electrical or mechanical component.
This profusely illustrated book provides
the underlying physics of why and how objects
emit radiation. Since this radiation is
related to temperature, it is relatively
easy to determine an object's temperature.
It provides physical insight using simple
mathematical equations. For the analyst,
detailed equations are provided. This book
is intended for all that work with thermal
imaging systems. This includes the researcher,
system designer, test engineer, salesman,
and end user. Since civilian and military
applications are discussed, this book is
useful to both communities.
A must have book.
249 figures, 57 tables, 124 references
377+xiii pages (2000). Copublished by SPIE