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Staring Infrared Mosaic Observation Of An F-15 Aircraft
Author(s): R. E. Murphy; T. Andrada; F. Cook; F. Billingsley; W. F. Grieder; B. K. Yap
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Paper Abstract

Down-looking staring mosaic infrared measurements of an USAF F-15A aircraft at 50 kft were made as part of the May 1979 measurement series of the Balloon Altitude Mosaic Measurements Program (BAMM). Staring measurements were obtained from a balloon-borne platform floating between 70 and 88 kft and containing a 4X4 detector mosaic dual filter radiometer, a 4X4 detector mosaic Michelson interferometer, both boresighted with a real time TV scene-monitoring system. Traverses by the aircraft through the TV and infrared instruments' fields of view included flybys at 28 and 50 kft altitude, three of which were in after-burner. The entire spectral infrared signature of the aircraft in the 2.5 to 5.5 micron region was measured. Signals of aircraft transits through the infrared instruments exhibited correlation with visual recorded data. Aircraft infrared signals were further enhanced using standard second order differencing, bandpass filtering, and pixel-to-pixel subtraction techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0253, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VI, (17 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959507
Show Author Affiliations
R. E. Murphy, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
T. Andrada, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
F. Cook, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
F. Billingsley, Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (United States)
W. F. Grieder, Boston College (United States)
B. K. Yap, SSG, Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0253:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VI
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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