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ARTEAM: advanced ray tracing with earth atmospheric models
Author(s): Gerard J. Kunz; Marcel M. Moerman; Alexander M. J. van Eijk
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced Ray Tracing with Earth Atmospheric Models (ARTEAM) aims at a description of the electro-optical propagation environment in the marine atmospheric surface layer. For given meteorological conditions, the model evaluates height- and range-resolved transmission losses, refraction and turbulence effects. These results are subsequently applied to an electro-optical sensor with given specifications to evaluate the effective range and performance of the sensor under the prevailing meteorological conditions. Finally, for specified sensor-target geometry, the model calculates characteristic parameters for geometrical and spectral intensity, scintillation, blur and image distortion. ARTEAM is developed with an extensive Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Windows environments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4718, Targets and Backgrounds VIII: Characterization and Representation, (6 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478827
Show Author Affiliations
Gerard J. Kunz, TNO (Netherlands)
Marcel M. Moerman, TNO (Netherlands)
Alexander M. J. van Eijk, TNO (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4718:
Targets and Backgrounds VIII: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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