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Balloon Atmospheric Mosaic Measurements (BAMM) IIA Phenomenology And Band Selection
Author(s): T. Kassal; J. E. A. Selby; R. Waters
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Paper Abstract

A series of line by line source and background infrared simulation calculations have been carried out in the 4.3 m spectral region in order to identify candidate spectral bands for study using balloon and ultimately spaceborne sensors. Source signatures are presented in terms of apparent radiant intensity produced by a volume of hot CO2 located at altitudes ranging from 0 to 20 km as observed from altitudes of 30, 44 and 100 km. Backgrounds, including terrain, clouds and atmospheric emission have been calculated and are presented both spectrally and as inband radiant intensity. A cursory discussion of non-LTE atmospheric emissions occurring above 60 km is presented and the feasibility of looking up from a balloon borne platform to observe these emissions is addressed. A comparison of source and background signatures is given together with a discussion of the band selection process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1982
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0304, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VII, (31 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932669
Show Author Affiliations
T. Kassal, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)
J. E. A. Selby, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)
R. Waters, Grumman Aerospace Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0304:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VII
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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