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Modulation transfer function through multiple realizations of a cirrus cloud model
Author(s): Barbara Tehan Landesman; Peter J. Kindilien; Charles L. Matson
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Paper Abstract

Statistical variations in the size, position, shape and orientation of hexagonal ice crystals in a 3D volume complicates the modeling of image transfer through cirrus clouds. These variations will give rise to fluctuations in image quality as measured by the MTF of a single realization of a cloud/receiver combination. Computing the average MTF from several realizations of the cloud/receiver combination, allowing for a different cloud composition on every realization can alleviate these fluctuations. In this paper, we present the result of the multiple MTF for clouds of different optical depths, distinguishing the separate contributions of scattered as well as unscattered light. Finally, we apply the MTF thus generated to create images of objects as seen through the cloud.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4125, Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere IV, (17 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.409297
Show Author Affiliations
Barbara Tehan Landesman, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
Peter J. Kindilien, Applied Technology Associates (United States)
Charles L. Matson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4125:
Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere IV
Michael C. Roggemann, Editor(s)

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