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Experimental comparison of three target acquisition models
Author(s): Raviv Melamed; I. Yitzhaki; Norman S. Kopeika; Stanley R. Rotman
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Paper Abstract

The role of the atmosphere in target acquisition modeling is investigated experimentally. Three models are compared to experimental results measured on the Golan heights, Israel. Concepts considered are atmospheric attenuation versus atmospheric blur, and contrast limited (blur-limited) versus noise-limited imaging. Results indicate that the role of the atmosphere in target acquisition is blur rather than attenuation, and that for ranges on the order of a few kilometers modern sensors are limited by atmospheric blur rather than by noise.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3128, Airborne Reconnaissance XXI, (21 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.283922
Show Author Affiliations
Raviv Melamed, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
I. Yitzhaki, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Norman S. Kopeika, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Stanley R. Rotman, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3128:
Airborne Reconnaissance XXI
Wallace G. Fishell, Editor(s)

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