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Atmospheric effects on multisensor systems
Author(s): Robert H. Au
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Paper Abstract

A systems analysis approach is presented for an infrared and radar system operating from the same platform in the atmosphere. Expressions for the radar one way attenuation coefficient are used for the performance degradation calculations. Similar expressions are derived for the atmospheric absorption for the infrared system using the Aggregate method. The transmittances for a four component species model are calculated for the platform line of sight oriented upward, horizontal, and downward from the zenith. Comparisons of the method with field measurements at sea level and at 30 km and with the LOWTRAN method are made.

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Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1312, Propagation Engineering: Third in a Series, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21895
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Robert H. Au, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1312:
Propagation Engineering: Third in a Series
Luc R. Bissonnette; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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