By Palmer, James M.; Grant, Barbara G.
This article covers issues in radiation propagation, radiometric assets, optical fabrics, detectors of optical radiation, radiometric measurements, and calibration. Radiometry types the sensible foundation of many present functions in aerospace engineering, infrared structures engineering, distant sensing structures, monitors, noticeable and ultraviolet sensors, infrared detectors of optical radiation, and plenty of different components. whereas a number of texts separately conceal subject matters in particular components, this article brings the underlying ideas jointly in a way appropriate for either lecture room instructing and a reference quantity that the practising engineer can use.
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The area–solid angle pair we will use in this case is the area of the detector Ad (in the figure) and the solid angle the source subtends at the detector Ωsd, which may also be expressed by Eqs. 61) where f/# is defined in Eq. 13). Considering the geometry in the figure, sin 2 Θ1/ 2 = a2 . (a + b 2 ) 2 We can now substitute in Eq. 48) to provide several equivalent expressions for the irradiance at the detector: Ed = πL sin 2 Θ1/ 2 = LΩ sd = πL a2 πL = = πL( NA) 2 . 30 On-axis Lambertian disc, irradiance measured at detector of area Ad.
5 Configuration Factors The concepts of radiative transfer are used not only in optics, but also in related fields, such as thermal and illumination engineering. 46) shows the separation of the equation of radiative transfer into a radiance term and a geometry term, assuming the Lambertian approximation may be applied. Other names for the geometry term are view factor, interchange factor, shape factor, form factor, and the term we will utilize, configuration factor. The symbol F is used to denote this quantity, defined by Eq.
1 On-axis radiation from a circular Lambertian disc This case is shown in Fig. 30. Assuming a lossless optical system, the flux transferred from source to detector is given by Eq. 47), where L is the Lambertian disc radiance. The area–solid angle pair we will use in this case is the area of the detector Ad (in the figure) and the solid angle the source subtends at the detector Ωsd, which may also be expressed by Eqs. 61) where f/# is defined in Eq. 13). Considering the geometry in the figure, sin 2 Θ1/ 2 = a2 .