Effluent Plume Imaging
Final rept. 26 Jun 1972-31 Mar 1973
WESTINGHOUSE DEFENSE AND ELECTRONICS CENTER BALTIMORE MD SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT DIV
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The object of the study was to produce real time images from ambient temperature gases through their black or gray body radiation. The crucial stage of the laboratory experiments produced real time images of blackbody radiation from methane. Video tapes recorded a typical cycle which began with an infrared image of the cell without gas. As methane filled the cell, the previously dark end glowed with radiation from the strong methane bands in the 4-5 micrometer band. These experimental results verified theoretical predictions that gases can be detected, identified and imaged by passive techniques.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy