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Atmospheric effects on IR sensor performance: theory and recent experimental results
Author(s): Anton Kohnle; Ruland Neuwirth; Karin Stein; Karin Weiss-Wrana
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Paper Abstract

The development of IR sensors with better spatial, temporal and thermal resolution pushes the necessity to revise and quantify the different atmospheric effects on sensor performance. In this paper, a high resolution IR sensor for point target detection is used as an example to show theoretically and experimentally the relevant atmospheric limitations. Special emphasis is put on the signal-to-noise ratio of point like objects in IR image sequences, on track evaluation of such objects, on the impact of optical turbulence, polarization and refraction in the track analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4341, Seventh International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, (29 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411958
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Anton Kohnle, FGAN Forschungsinstitut fuer Optronik und Mustererkennung (Germany)
Ruland Neuwirth, FGAN Forschungsinstitut fuer Optronik und Mustererkennung (Germany)
Karin Stein, FGAN Forschungsinstitut fuer Optronik und Mustererkennung (Germany)
Karin Weiss-Wrana, FGAN Forschungsinstitut fuer Optronik und Mustererkennung (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4341:
Seventh International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics
Gennadii G. Matvienko; Mikhail V. Panchenko, Editor(s)

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