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Author Storek, D. J. ♦ Gentle, K. W.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS ♦ PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION ♦ TOKAMAK DEVICES ♦ EQUIPMENT INTERFACES ♦ CAMERAS ♦ DATA ACQUISITION ♦ HEAT FLUX ♦ INFRARED RADIATION ♦ INFRARED THERMOGRAPHY ♦ IMAGE ANALYSIS
Abstract The Texas Thermal Interface (TTI) offers an advantageous alternative to the conventional video path for computer analysis of infrared images from Inframetrics cameras. The TTI provides real-time computer data acquisition of 48 consecutive fields (version described here) with 8-bit pixels. The alternative requires time-consuming individual frame grabs from video tape with frequent loss of resolution in the D/A/D conversion. Within seconds after the event, the TTI temperature files may be viewed and processed to infer heat fluxes or other quantities as needed. The system cost is far less than commercial units which offer less capability. The system was developed for and is being used to measure heat fluxes to the plasma-facing components in a tokamak. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 00346748
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-03-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Review of Scientific Instruments
Volume Number 67
Issue Number 3


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