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Correlation Between LWIR And SWIR Image Of Ground Terrain
Author(s): K. Wilner; R. Dombrowsky; N. Ben-Yosef
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Paper Abstract

Thermal images of natural terrain in the long wavelength infrared (LWIR) are due to thermal emittion of the ground. On the other hand in the short wavelength infrared (SWIR) images there is a contribution of direct sun light due to reflection. The daily evolution of the terrain thermal images with the same thermal properties in both spectral windows were performed using an IR imaging radiometer. The sun reflection and the thermal emmition will affect the correlation between the images. Measurements have shown that the cross correlation goes through a maxima and a minima depending on the sun angle. It seems that the maxima point occurs when the shadow effects are minimal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 July 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1038, 6th Mtg in Israel on Optical Engineering, (5 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951042
Show Author Affiliations
K. Wilner, Israel Military Industries (Israel)
R. Dombrowsky, Israel Military Industries (Israel)
N. Ben-Yosef, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1038:
6th Mtg in Israel on Optical Engineering
Rami Finkler; Joseph Shamir, Editor(s)

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