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Range performance model for electro-optical systems
Author(s): Roger Henri Arsenault; Steve Tritchew
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Paper Abstract

The FLIR92 and Acquire programs are commonly used to predict the range performance of FLIR sensors. In this paper a high level electro-optical imaging sensor performance model is described which was developed and implemented in MathCad. Performance is characterized by a minimum resolvable contrast that is a function of spatial frequency. Based on a simple model for the atmosphere, target contrast as a function of range is derived. Comparisons of range predictions and experimental data are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3751, Airborne Reconnaissance XXIII, (7 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372645
Show Author Affiliations
Roger Henri Arsenault, Wescam, Inc. (Canada)
Steve Tritchew, Wescam, Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3751:
Airborne Reconnaissance XXIII
Wallace G. Fishell, Editor(s)

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