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A Model for Predicting Infrared Atmospheric Emission Fluctuations (Sky Noise)
Author(s): Lewis L. Smith; Terry L. Herter
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Paper Abstract

rAtmospneric emission fluctuations due to spatial and temporal variations of the relative humidity along line-of-sight can he a significant source of noise for infrared sensor systems. A theoretical model of the infrared sky noise is described which can be used for arbitrary geometries. The model is in good agreement with clear daytime mountaintop observations.

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Date Published: 16 January 1986
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0551, Adaptive Optics, (16 January 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.949013
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Lewis L. Smith, Grumman Corporation (United States)
Terry L. Herter, Cornell University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0551:
Adaptive Optics
Jacques E. Ludman, Editor(s)

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