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The influence of the water on scene IR signature
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Paper Abstract

The influence of the water on the scene IR signature is analyzed. The atmospherical water influence i.e. influence of the atmospheric meteorological conditions and humidity, are well known and described throughout the literature. However the research of water film influence on the IR signature is less covered in the. In this article we analyzed the influence of the water film on the scene signature. This analysis consists of the simplified theoretical model definition, followed by qualitative experimental research results, and compared with selected published results. The structure of the experimental IR scenes is described. The main sources that contribute to the scene IR signature are identified – differences in emissivity and differences in temperature, and they are reproduced in the experimental scene. In the experimental investigations the two scene types were used: (a) scene elements are in thermal equilibrium, but thermal image generation is based on the differences in emissivity; (b) scene consists of uniform background and several pieces of the some type object with different temperature. Thin water film is applied on both scenes. The experimental results are presented and explained. Experimental results show that water film significantly influences to the appearance of the thermal image generated based on emissivity differences. In the case of the temperature differences in the scene, the effect of the water film influences to the generated thermal image is visible only during the process of the water film generation. The influence depends on the quantity of water. The experimental results qualitatively prove the correctness of the starting hypothesis also as results of the theoretical model evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2019
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 11158, Target and Background Signatures V, 111580J (17 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2532552
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Branko Livada, VLATACOM Institute (Serbia)
Dragana Perić, VLATACOM Institute (Serbia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11158:
Target and Background Signatures V
Karin U. Stein; Ric Schleijpen, Editor(s)

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