Title

The Effects of Specular Reflection on Pulsed Infrared Thermography Threshold Crossings

Date of Award

2023

Degree Name

M.S. in Computer Engineering

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor/Chair

Keigo Hirakawa

Abstract

A solution to correct for specular reflection in infrared thermography is proposed. This is important in a set of circumstances where the part does not have an emissivity of 1.0. This means that reflected infrared sources can appear where it is not desired. The proposed method involves using a mirror to get the reflected image of the infrared sources along with using the part under observation to create a mask of alpha values that when combined with the reflected image, correct for the undesired specular reflection which can influence threshold crossing times. Experiments performed show the approach working under limited scenarios.

Keywords

Computer Engineering

Rights Statement

Copyright © 2023, Author

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