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Non-contact Temperature  Measurement

Non-contact Temperature Measurement (134)

Problem: Determine the spatial distribution of the surface temperature of objects using non-contact methods.

Project Activity Scope (from Technical Overview Chart): Mechanisms through Instruments

Non-contact Temperature  Measurement

PNNL Solution:

  • Developed innovative "Active Millimeter-Wave Pyrometer" (which won R&D 100 Award)
  • Demonstrated low-cost, video-based molten glass temperature measurement using IR emissions
  • Employed IR imaging for near and remote spatial temperature data

Capabilities Employed to Meet Client Needs: Thermal emission physics (black body & gray body emission); characterization of optical/IR properties of materials; infrared imaging system application; multi-wavelength measurement & data analysis methods; measurement method development & documentation; laboratory & field measurements.

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Contact: Tim Peters

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