Abstract: A fourth embodiment of the present invention is a method of generating a temperature compensated absorbance spectrum. The method includes the steps of: a. providing a sample spectrum and an estimated temperature of a backdrop object; b. from a set of known temperature spectra related to a known background temperature, selecting at least two known temperature spectra representing a background temperature above and below the estimated temperature; c. comparing the sample spectrum to the known temperature spectra in order to determine a sample background spectrum; and d. calculating an absorbance spectrum from the sample spectrum and the background spectrum.
May 22, 2003
Date of Patent:
April 26, 2005
First Responder Systems Technologies, LLC