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Relative transmission measurements using a long-range broadband FTIR source and synchronized receiver
Author(s): Raymond Gerard Deep; Ronald G. Driggers; Joel Glen Vinson; Luc Rochette; Michel McNicoll; Alain Bordeleau
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Paper Abstract

Fourier Transform Infrared Radiometers (FTIRs) are relatively new instruments in the applications of spectral radiometric characterization of targets. One of these FTIR instruments has been modified to provide a modulated spectrum as a source quantity. Interferometric scan signals are transmitted by microwave radio to an infrared receiver downrange in order to synchronize the detection of the modulated signals. The receiver uses the synchronization signals and the modulated infrared signals to obtain a source spectrum after propagation through the atmosphere. The technique appears to give good relative transmission estimates even up to 4 kilometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3062, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation III, (20 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276664
Show Author Affiliations
Raymond Gerard Deep, U.S. Army Redstone Arsenal (United States)
Ronald G. Driggers, Amtec Corp. (United States)
Joel Glen Vinson, Amtec Corp. (United States)
Luc Rochette, Bomem, Inc. (Canada)
Michel McNicoll, Bomem, Inc. (Canada)
Alain Bordeleau, Bomem, Inc. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3062:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation III
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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