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SMPRAD - A Simplified Three-Dimensional Cloud Radiance Model
Author(s): William C. Straka
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Paper Abstract

Many air target detection scenarios involve a sky background. In most cases, sky backgrounds include clouds, which represent a major source of clutter. Development and testing of algorithms to deal with these scenarios is aided by synthetic scenes which are readily controllable and into which targets with a range of characteristics can be inserted. These scenes should be as physically accurate as possible. If motion is to be incorporated, it is necessary to generate sequences of scenes and to utilize three-dimensional clouds and cloud fields. At the same time, it is desirable to be able to generate the scenes and scene sequences rapidly, while varying the physical parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1110, Imaging Infrared: Scene Simulation, Modeling, and Real Image Tracking, (20 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960746
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William C. Straka, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1110:
Imaging Infrared: Scene Simulation, Modeling, and Real Image Tracking
August J. Huber; Milton J. Triplett; James R. Wolverton, Editor(s)

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