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Optical Engineering

A Method For The Resolution Of Multiple Graybodies From Spectrally Sampled Optical Systems
Author(s): R. D. Tippets; D. M. Wilcox
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Paper Abstract

By applying nonlinear modeling to multiband radiometric data, one can mathematically extract radiation characteristics of certain classes of optically unresolvable sources. This paper considers sources whose signatures are composed of blackbody, graybody, and known non-Planckian radiation. Algorithm sensitivity in the presence of white noise has been investigated using Monte Carlo techniques and is also presented. The paper also develops the theoretical basis and implementation of the method and demonstrates the ability of the algorithm to determine the number of graybodies in an unresolved source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1979
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 18(3) doi: 10.1117/12.7972373
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 18, Issue 3
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R. D. Tippets, Nichols Research Corporation (United States)
D. M. Wilcox, Nichols Research Corporation (United States)


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