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Data-Based Methodology For Infrared Signature Projection
Author(s): William R. Owens
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Paper Abstract

Infrared signature data on a number of unique military targets have recently been acquired under a limited variety of environmental conditions. A method has been developed for extrapolating these signature data to other environmental conditions without resorting to heat transfer modeling. The only environmental factors considered are solar loading, sky radiation, wind speed and air temperature, and vehicle operational state. Coarse faceted geometric models of the targets are constructed from a very limited number of material types whose responses to environmental factors are determined from the data. Projections for an armoured target are compared with the predictions of two signature models which utilize more detailed and sophisticated approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 1986
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0636, Thermal Imaging, (5 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964203
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William R. Owens, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0636:
Thermal Imaging
Irving R. Abel, Editor(s)

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