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Bidirectional reflectance measurements for high-resolution signature modeling
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Paper Abstract

The advancement of computer simulation tools for high fidelity signature modeling has led to a requirement for a better understanding of effects of light scattering from surfaces. Measurements of the Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) fully describe the angular scattering properties of materials, and these may be used in signature simulations to quantitatively characterize the optical effects of surface treatments on targets. This paper reviews the theoretical and experimental techniques for characterizing the BRDF of surfaces and examines some of the popular parameterized BRDF representations that are used in signature calculations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2004
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5431, Targets and Backgrounds X: Characterization and Representation, (5 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548085
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James C. Jafolla, Surface Optics Corp. (United States)
William R. Reynolds, Signature Research, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5431:
Targets and Backgrounds X: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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