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Multispectral and hyperspectral measurements of smoke candles and soldier's camouflage equipment
Author(s): Philippe Lagueux; Marc-André Gagnon; Mariusz Kastek; Tadeusz Piątkowski; Rafał Dulski; Piotr Trzaskawka
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Paper Abstract

The emergence of new infrared camouflage and countermeasure technologies in the context of military operations has paved the way to enhanced detection capabilities. Camouflage devices such as candles (or smoke bombs) and flares are developed to generate either large area or localized screens with very high absorption in the infrared. Similarly, soldier's camouflage devices such as clothing have evolved in design to dissolve their infrared characteristics with that of the background. In all cases, the analysis of the targets infrared images needs to be conducted in both multispectral and hyperspectral domains to assess their capability to efficiently provide visible and infrared camouflage. The Military University of Technology has conducted several intensive field campaigns where various types of smoke candles and camouflage uniforms were deployed in different conditions and were measured both in the multispectral and hyperspectral domains. Cooled broadband infrared cameras were used for the multispectral analysis whereas the high spectral, spatial and temporal resolution acquisition of these thermodynamic events was recorded with the Telops Hyper-Cam sensor. This paper presents the test campaign concept and the analysis of the recorded measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2012
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8542, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VI, 85422B (19 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.977386
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe Lagueux, Telops, Inc. (Canada)
Marc-André Gagnon, Telops, Inc. (Canada)
Mariusz Kastek, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Tadeusz Piątkowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Rafał Dulski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Piotr Trzaskawka, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8542:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing, Photonic Technologies, and Applications VI
Gary W. Kamerman; Ove Steinvall; Gary J. Bishop; John Gonglewski; Mark T. Gruneisen; Miloslav Dusek; John G. Rarity; Keith L. Lewis; Richard C. Hollins; Thomas J. Merlet, Editor(s)

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