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Optical remote sensing through clouds
Author(s): Ven H. Shui; Noel A. Thyson
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Paper Abstract

The presence of clouds may delay boost plume detection by an airborne electro-optical sensor until the target is above the cloud layers. This paper assesses the feasibility of monitoring the radiant emittance at the top of the clouds vertically above the target for early detection and discrimination. Spherical wave propagation through clouds is modeled by Monte Carlo scattering calculations and optical transport approximations. Effects of cloud characteristics, such as total water content, particle size distribution, and layer thickness, are evaluated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2471, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing IV, (15 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211922
Show Author Affiliations
Ven H. Shui, Textron Defense Systems (United States)
Noel A. Thyson, Textron Defense Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2471:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing IV
J. Christopher Dainty, Editor(s)

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