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Multispectral infrared BRDF measurements of potential surfaces of interest (skin, oil, water, sand, etc.)
Author(s): John Lester Miller
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Paper Abstract

Fundamental to the performance of an active infrared imager, is the Bi-directional Reflectance Distribution Function (BRDF) from potential target and surveillance surfaces. Proper integration of the BRDF also can yield emissivity, a quantity that is important to determine emitted infrared radiance for passive sensors, especially in sunlit conditions in the SWIR and MWIR. A series of BRDF measurements were acquired in up to four bandpasses ranging from 3 to over 11 microns. Results are presented for multiple surfaces in these bandpasses with the incidence angles of the radiation at -45 degrees in elevation, and azimuth angles from 0 to 180. Materials measured included likely target and background materials such as: human skin, clothing materials, wood, paper, water, sand and crude oil.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5811, Targets and Backgrounds XI: Characterization and Representation, (25 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604394
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John Lester Miller, FLIR Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5811:
Targets and Backgrounds XI: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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