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vol 59 / DECEMBER, 2016
Article
UDC 681.782.473

ONE-ELEMENT THERMODETECTOR

V. A. Golovkov
Research Institute for Complex Testing of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems;


S. V. Solk
Research Institute for Complex Testing of Optoelectronic Devices and Systems; Head of Scientific Production Department of IR Optics


Abstract. Simple one-element thermodetectors for biological objects detection against a natural background are considered. Principles of design of such detectors are analyzed. Thermoelements are proposed for employment as photo receivers to avoid mechanical or manual scanning of thermal target. Method of calculation of detection range for various biological objects (e.g., human) is presented. Elements specifications for optical and electronic components of the thermodetector are formulated.
Keywords: thermodetector, thermoelement, signal drift, detectability, optical diagram, test desk, optical materials.