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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(1), 40; doi:10.3390/app8010040

An Efficient Numerical Approach for Field Infrared Smoke Transmittance Based on Grayscale Images

State Key Laboratory of Explosion Science and Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
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Received: 9 December 2017 / Revised: 26 December 2017 / Accepted: 26 December 2017 / Published: 29 December 2017
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Infrared smoke screen has been playing an important role in electro-optical countermeasures on the battlefield. Smoke transmittance is one of the most important parameters which can evaluate the obscuration performance of smoke. In this paper, an efficient numerical approach for field infrared smoke transmittance based on grayscale images is presented. Firstly, a field trial experimental setup is introduced. Then a grayscale smoke transmittance mathematical model is deduced and built. In addition, an image processing algorithm is used to extract the gray values of certain pixel points from grayscale images, and the positions of the selected points are discussed. Lastly, a field trial sample calculation is included to illustrate the procedure of the proposed method. The results prove to be of enough precision for engineering applications, and the method has greatly simplified the field trial process, thus improving efficiency. View Full-Text
Keywords: numerical approach; field trial; infrared imaging; smoke transmittance; grayscale images numerical approach; field trial; infrared imaging; smoke transmittance; grayscale images
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Tang, R.; Zhang, T.; Wei, X.; Zhou, Z. An Efficient Numerical Approach for Field Infrared Smoke Transmittance Based on Grayscale Images. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 40.

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