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Normalized Temperature Contrast Processing in Flash Infrared ThermographyThe paper presents further development in normalized contrast processing of flash infrared thermography method by the author given in US 8,577,120 B1. The method of computing normalized image or pixel intensity contrast, and normalized temperature contrast are provided, including converting one from the other. Methods of assessing emissivity of the object, afterglow heat flux, reflection temperature change and temperature video imaging during flash thermography are provided. Temperature imaging and normalized temperature contrast imaging provide certain advantages over pixel intensity normalized contrast processing by reducing effect of reflected energy in images and measurements, providing better quantitative data. The subject matter for this paper mostly comes from US 9,066,028 B1 by the author. Examples of normalized image processing video images and normalized temperature processing video images are provided. Examples of surface temperature video images, surface temperature rise video images and simple contrast video images area also provided. Temperature video imaging in flash infrared thermography allows better comparison with flash thermography simulation using commercial software which provides temperature video as the output. Temperature imaging also allows easy comparison of surface temperature change to camera temperature sensitivity or noise equivalent temperature difference (NETD) to assess probability of detecting (POD) anomalies.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Koshti, Ajay M.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 2, 2015
Publication Date
March 20, 2016
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2015(Las Vegas, NV)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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