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Marine environment background synthesis using MODTRAN 4
Author(s): Vincent Ross; Denis Dion
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Paper Abstract

To date, physically accurate and reasonably fast background generation in a marine environment has been an elusive objective. The pursuit has been plagued by slow radiative transfer codes and sea BRDF (bidirectional reflectance distribution functions) implementations that traded accuracy for speed. Recent developments in both these fields have put this goal into our grasp. In this paper, we show that an accurate and fast sea BRDF model can be implemented into modern radiative transfer codes. In this instance, it is integrated in a widely used code, MODTRAN 4, to produce marine environment backgrounds with an acceptable computation time and less tradeoff in accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6239, Targets and Backgrounds XII: Characterization and Representation, 62390H (4 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.666061
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Vincent Ross, AEREX Avionique Inc. (Canada)
Denis Dion, DRDC Valcartier (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6239:
Targets and Backgrounds XII: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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