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Multi-color pyrometry imaging system and method of operating the same

United States Patent

9,599,514
March 21, 2017
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A multi-color pyrometry imaging system for a high-temperature asset includes at least one viewing port in optical communication with at least one high-temperature component of the high-temperature asset. The system also includes at least one camera device in optical communication with the at least one viewing port. The at least one camera device includes a camera enclosure and at least one camera aperture defined in the camera enclosure, The at least one camera aperture is in optical communication with the at least one viewing port. The at least one camera device also includes a multi-color filtering mechanism coupled to the enclosure. The multi-color filtering mechanism is configured to sequentially transmit photons within a first predetermined wavelength band and transmit photons within a second predetermined wavelength band that is different than the first predetermined wavelength band.
Estevadeordal; Jordi (Saratoga Springs, NY), Nirmalan; Nirm Velumylum (Liberty Township, OH), Tralshawala; Nilesh (Rexford, NY), Bailey; Jeremy Clyde (Middle Grove, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
13/ 748,769
20140202130
January 24, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This disclosure was made with Government support under contract number C391520602379X10A20 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government may have certain rights in this invention.