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Uses Of Meteorological Resources To Support IR Measurement Systems
Author(s): Francis X. Neumann
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Paper Abstract

Infrared measurement programs are greatly affected by the medium through which radiances must traverse from a source to a sensor. With most civilian and military optical systems the optical path must include, wholly or in part, the earth's atmosphere. Failure to account for the actual state of the atmosphere along the path at the time of the measurement can severely limit the success of any mission. Conversely, the judicious application of meteorological resources to these programs, in the form of appropriate weather climatologies, observations or forecasts, can greatly enhance their chances for success. This paper describes the utility and availability of various meteorological data and gives examples of the application of meteorological support to certain military programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1976
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0062, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology I, (20 January 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954437
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Francis X. Neumann, Space and Missile Systems Organization/WE (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0062:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology I
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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