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Quantitative Image Analysis Of UV Rocket Plumes And Laboratory Images
Author(s): Donald F. Collins
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Paper Abstract

Rocket plume images photographed with the AFGL UV imager on a video system have been analyzed with a video digitizer and an MS-DOS* computer. The analysis consists of distortion-free rotation of the images to align the plume axis with the horizontal pixel direction, smoothing the images with appropriate image filters, plotting contours and brightness slices of the images, measuring the size from knowledge of the rocket's ephemeris, and correcting for atmospheric absorption. Similar analysis techniques will be presented for laboratory images showing the diffusion of an optically absorbing gas in air.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1988
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0932, Ultraviolet Technology II, (16 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.946892
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Donald F. Collins, Warren Wilson College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0932:
Ultraviolet Technology II
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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