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Background properties in arid climates: measurements and analysis
Author(s): Yossi Bushlin; Ami Ben-Shalom; Dan Sheffer; Alex Steinman; Alwin Dimmeler; Dieter Clement; R. Strobel
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Paper Abstract

Knowledge of background properties is essential for various applications such as systems engineering and evaluation (e.g. electro-optical sensors or for camouflage design), operational planning and development of ATR algorithms. A series of field tests was conducted in the NEGEV desert in Israel, as a joint effort of the FGAN-FfO (Germany) and EORD (Israel) for characterizing properties of backgrounds in arid climatic regions. Diurnal cycles of background surface temperatures were measured during summer and winter periods in several sites in the NEGEV. The measurement equipment consisted of imaging cameras, most of them calibrated, covering the spectral region from the visible up to the thermal infrared. This paper presents the measurement set- up, the measurement techniques that were used, and some of the first analysis results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3062, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation III, (20 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276691
Show Author Affiliations
Yossi Bushlin, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Ami Ben-Shalom, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Dan Sheffer, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Alex Steinman, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
Alwin Dimmeler, FGAN e.V.-Forschungsinstitut fuer Optik (Germany)
Dieter Clement, FGAN e.V.-Forschungsinstitut fuer Optik (Germany)
R. Strobel, FGAN e.V.-Forschungsinstitut fuer Optik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3062:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation III
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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