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Modeling environmental and sensor effects on infrared system performance
Author(s): Frederick G. Smith; Timothy J. Rogne
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Paper Abstract

The detectability of ground targets in both the visual and thermal infrared spectral regions is dependent on the details of the vehicle's signature and the characteristics of the scene background. Commonly used signature characteristics, such as visual contrast or thermal temperature contrast, are insufficient for use in the sensor and countermeasure systems. This paper discusses the use of an imaging simulation approah to address this difficulty.

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Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1311, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21830
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Frederick G. Smith, OptiMetrics, Inc. (United States)
Timothy J. Rogne, OptiMetrics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1311:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes
Milton J. Triplett; Wendell R. Watkins; Ferdinand H. Zegel, Editor(s)

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