Errors and Uncertainties
In Infrared Thermography , the authors discuss the sources of uncertainty, including how to quantify these sources, associated with the use of thermal imagers. This book explains the common misunderstandings in the interpretation of temperature measurements, and provides a metrological evaluation of commercially available infrared cameras.
About the Authors.
1 Basic Concepts in the Theory of Errors and Uncertainties.
1.1 Systematic and Random Errors.
1.2 Uncertainties in Indirect Measurements.
1.3 Method for the Propagation of Distributions.
2 Measurements in Infrared Thermography.
2.2 Basic Laws of Radiative Heat Transfer.
2.4 Measurement Infrared Cameras.
3 Algorithm of Infrared Camera Measurement Processing Path.
3.1 Information Processing in Measurement Paths of Infrared Cameras.
3.2 Mathematical Model of Measurement with Infrared Camera.
4 Errors of Measurements in Infrared Thermography.
4.2 Systematic Interactions in Infrared Thermography Measurements.
4.3 Simulations of Systematic Interactions.
5 Uncertainties of Measurements in Infrared Thermography.
5.2 Methodology of Simulation Experiments.
5.3 Components of the Combined Standard Uncertainty for Uncorrelated Input Variables.
5.4 Simulations of the Combined Standard Uncertainty for Correlated Input Variables.
5.5 Simulations of the Combined Standard Uncertainty for Uncorrelated Input Variables.
Appendix A MATLAB Scripts and Functions.
Appendix B Normal Emissivities of Various Materials.