Chapter 1: A Historical Perspective
Non-contact temperature sensors use the concept of infrared radiant energy to measure the temperature of objects from a distance. After determining the wavelength of the energy being emitted by an object, the sensor can use integrated equations that take into account the body's material and surface qualities to determine its temperature. In this chapter, Transactions in Measurement and Control will focus on the history of radiation thermometry and the development of non-contact temperature sensors.
1. IR Through the Ages
2. From Newton to Einstein
3. Today's Applications
Other chapters of Transactions will systematically cover other aspects of temperature, humidity, pressure, strain, flow, level, pH, and conductivity instrumentation as well as other measurement, data acquisition and control topics. Click here to view the other chapters of Volume I, or to download Non-Contact Temperature Measurement in its entirety.
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