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Visible through near-IR solar loading influences on characterization
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Paper Abstract

The ability of sensors to discriminate objects in scenes depends on the scene composition and interactions with the available incident radiation. As sensors and camouflage techniques become more complex the nature of the energy interactions become more important to model accurately. Specific areas of interest are the influences of fluctuations in incident total solar loading radiation on terrain surfaces. The means used to produce 3D radiative calculations over the solar spectrum involves coupling the Air Force's Moderate- resolution Transmission (MODTRAN) code to the Army's 3D Atmospheric Illumination Module (AIM). The solar loading outputs calculated by these coupled codes are then used as input to the Army Smart Weapons Operability Enhancement (SWOE) thermal models. Variations in incident radiation produce surface temperature variations of up to 8 degrees Celsius. In the paper we describe the means of evaluating solar loading effects using a correlated-k-distribution-like algorithm to compress spectral processing, and show comparisons between measured and modeled results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3699, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation V, (14 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352949
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David H. Tofsted, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Sean G. O'Brien, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
George G. Koenig, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3699:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation V
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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