minimum resolvable temperature difference


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minimum resolvable temperature difference

[′min·ə·məm ri′zäl·və·bəl ′tem·prə·chər ‚dif·rəns]
(thermodynamics)
The change in equivalent blackbody temperature that corresponds to a change in radiance which will produce a just barely resolvable change in the output of an infrared imaging device, taking into account the characteristics of the device, the display, and the observer. Abbreviated MRTD.
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