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Advanced radiometric millimeter-wave scene simulation: ARMSS
Author(s): Bruce I. Hauss; Hiroshi H. Agravante; Steven Chaiken
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Paper Abstract

In order to predict the performance of a passive millimeter wave sensor under a variety of weather, terrain and sensor operational conditions, TRW has developed the Advanced Radiometric Millimeter-Wave Scene Simulation (ARMSS) code. This code provides a comprehensive, end-to-end scene simulation capability based on rigorous, `first-principle' physics models of the passive millimeter wave phenomenology and sensor characteristics. The ARMSS code has been extensively benchmarked against both data in the literature and a wide array of millimeter-wave-field-imaging data. The code has been used in support of numerous passive millimeter wave technology programs for interpreting millimeter wave data, establishing scene signatures, performing mission analyses, and developing system requirements for the design of millimeter wave sensor systems. In this paper, we will present details of the ARMSS code and describe its current use in defining system requirements for the passive millimeter wave camera being developed under the Passive Millimeter Wave Camera Consortium led by TRW.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3064, Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology, (27 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277081
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce I. Hauss, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Hiroshi H. Agravante, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)
Steven Chaiken, TRW Space & Electronics Group (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3064:
Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology
Roger M. Smith, Editor(s)

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