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Optical Engineering

Optimizing Photography Through the Atmosphere
Author(s): P. G. McManigal; J. H. Atkinson; J. D. Pembrook
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews the mathematical basis for the selection of critical photographic variables. These general relationships are evaluated using information on atmospheric contrast transmittance and turbulence over a 20 mile path recently gathered by Aero-nutronic under contract to the USAF Avionics Laboratory. The interdependence of atmospheric and photographic variables is explored. The minimum energy per solid angle required to allow a given film resolution is defined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1967
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 6(1) doi: 10.1117/12.7971382
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 6, Issue 1
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P. G. McManigal, Philco-Ford Corporation (United States)
J. H. Atkinson, Philco-Ford Corporation (United States)
J. D. Pembrook, Philco-Ford Corporation (United States)


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