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17 July 2000 Dynamic MRTD simulation
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Dynamic measurement of minimum resolvable temperature difference (MRTD) has been shown to avoid the problems of phase optimization and beat frequency disruption associated with static MRT testing of under sampled systems. In order to predict field performance, the relationship between static and dynamic MRTD (DMRTD) must be quantified. In this paper, the dynamic MRTD of a sampled system is performed using both laboratory measurements and a simulation. After reviewing, the principles of static and dynamic MRTD, the design of a sensor simulator is described. A comparison between real and simulated DMRTD is shown. Measurement procedures are documented for both the static and dynamic MRTD. Conclusions are given regarding the utility of the simulator for performing comparative experiments between static and dynamic MRTD.
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Eddie L. Jacobs, Jae Cha, Timothy C. Edwards, and Charmaine Cisneros Franck "Dynamic MRTD simulation", Proc. SPIE 4030, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XI, (17 July 2000);


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