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Comparison of the performance of 3- to 5- and 8- to 12-µm infrared cameras
Author(s): Thomas J. Meitzler; Grant R. Gerhart; Eui Jung Sohn; Paul Collins
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Paper Abstract

An image based comparison of modeled IR cameras in the medium- wave (MW) and longwave (LW) bands is done using the TARDEC thermal image model (TTIM) and LOWTRAN7. A state-of-the-art staring focal plane array (FPA), a common module scanning FLIR, and a scanning dual-band sensor are modeled. The simulations using TTIM demonstrate the imaging performance of the cameras as well as the degradation caused by the atmosphere in the two bands. Atmospheric degradation to the image is simulated in rain and fog in northern hemisphere environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2224, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing V, (8 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180078
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas J. Meitzler, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (United States)
Grant R. Gerhart, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (United States)
Eui Jung Sohn, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (United States)
Paul Collins, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2224:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing V
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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