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Aircraft Contrast Signatures In The Infrared Spectral Region
Author(s): David C. Robertson
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Paper Abstract

The methodology for calculating aircraft infrared radiation is developed by expressing the signature in its component parts and then modeling each in terms of a few parameters. The basic signature components are: exhaust plume molecular emissions, airframe thermal emissions, various exposed engine hot parts, and scattered ambient radiation (e.g., earth-shine, sunshine and skyshine). When calculating sensor irradiances for systems studies, the close relationship between the aircraft signature and environmental conditions must be considered. This is illustrated with scene contrast signature calculations for several different observer viewing angles and background types.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0327, Sensor Design Using Computer Tools, (30 June 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933352
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David C. Robertson, Spectral Sciences Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0327:
Sensor Design Using Computer Tools
John A. Jamieson, Editor(s)

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