The history of the development of infrared detectors is briefly surveyed. Parameters describing the performance of detectors are noted and measurement procedures outlined. Recent developments in intrinsic HgCdTe and PbSnTe, extrinsic silicon, and pyroelectric detectors are reviewed. Applications of infrared technology to remote sensing include such fields as urban planning and land use, environmental pollution monitoring, and geology. The entire contents of this special issue of IEEE Proceedings are devoted to surveying the progress of infrared technology since 1959; these papers are concerned almost entirely with passive infra red systems. Other papers included discuss use of thermal infrared images, especially for geothermal mapping and thermal inertia mapping, and cover the multispectral approach applied to the 8-14 micrometer region for obtaining compositional information. /DOT/

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  • Authors:
    • Levinstine, H
    • Mudar, J
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  • Publication Date: 1975-1

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  • Pagination: p. 6-14
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 63
    • Issue Number: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00081533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM