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Absolute radiometric code (ARC)
Author(s): James F. Riker; Jon Roark; Stephen E. Stogsdill; W. Bruce DeShetler; Richard L. Brunson
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Paper Abstract

The Absolute Radiometric Code (ARC) is a collection of Matlab functions tied together under a Matlab Graphical User Interface (GUI). ARC was developed as part of the Satellite Imaging Experiment conducted by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Kirtland, AFB, in order to get fast estimates of the Optical Cross Sections of various satellites. ARC uses multiple star measures to calculate the atmospheric and optical transmission of the system. The transmissions are then used to compute the optical cross section of an object. Generally, the optical transmission of a sensor system can be characterized quite well, so it serves as a sanity check on all ARC results. The atmospheric transmission changes considerably from night to night and even from hour to hour on the same night. ARC uses a collection of calibration stars at various elevation angles to determine the atmospheric transmission through the viewing times. The star calibration is generally taken several times during the experiment period.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3706, Airborne Laser Advanced Technology II, (3 August 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.356950
Show Author Affiliations
James F. Riker, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Jon Roark, SVS Systems, Inc. (United States)
Stephen E. Stogsdill, SVS Systems, Inc. (United States)
W. Bruce DeShetler, SVS Systems, Inc. (United States)
Richard L. Brunson, SVS Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3706:
Airborne Laser Advanced Technology II
Todd D. Steiner; Paul H. Merritt, Editor(s)

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