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Thermal modeling in the Smart Weapons Operability Enhancement program, Part II: natural terrain backgrounds with vegetation
Author(s): John R. Hummel; James R. Jones; Stewart M. Goltz; David R. Longtin
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Paper Abstract

Calculating the temperature of surfaces with vegetation poses a particular challenge due to the extreme variability that can be encountered with vegetation. This paper summarizes how the Smart Weapons Operability Enhancement (SWOE) Program is modeling the temperatures for surfaces with vegetation. The types of vegetated surfaces that can be modeled include simple vegetation, such as grasses, forests of differing densities, and individual trees. The temperatures of the vegetated surfaces are calculated using a combination of one and three dimensional heat conduction models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1967, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds III, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.151074
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John R. Hummel, SPARTA, Inc. (United States)
James R. Jones, SPARTA, Inc. (United States)
Stewart M. Goltz, SPARTA, Inc. (United States)
David R. Longtin, SPARTA, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1967:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds III
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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