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Atmospheric Transmissometer And Radiometer For E-O Sensors Field Evaluation And Model Validation
Author(s): J. Russell Moulton; Frederic M. Zweibaum
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a recently developed transmissometer that can be used to measure atmospheric extinction in different spectral bands in the visible and infrared spectral regions over field ranges up to 8,000 meters. In addition to functioning as a transmissometer the instrument is capable of measuring remotely the apparent radiance emitted or reflected from objects that are located within the starring field of view. In the normal system configuration the transmissometer/radiometer consists of silicon, InSb, and HgCdTe receivers and two multi-color searchlight sources that together allow transmission or radiance measurements in the spectral region of 0.4 to 14 micrometers. Included in the paper is a description of the equipment, the calibration procedure, a typical field measurement, and a discussion of typical transmission measurement results obtained from a variety of recent field deployments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1976
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0091, Methods for Atmospheric Radiometry, (27 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955069
Show Author Affiliations
J. Russell Moulton, U.S. Army Night Vision Laboratory (United States)
Frederic M. Zweibaum, Barnes Engineering Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0091:
Methods for Atmospheric Radiometry
Douglas McNutt, Editor(s)

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