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Applications Overview Of Battlefield Obscurant Parameters Measured In U.S. Army Tests
Author(s): J.Gary Nelson
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Paper Abstract

The characterization of the obscuring medium that one might find on the battlefield of the future is an extremely vital effort because of the communities that could be well served by it. Among these communities are the combat developers or battle planners who look to the way we use our weaponry and personnel to accomplish various military goals; the trainer who develops proficiency in the utilization of our weaponry; the designer of electro-optical devices which serve the weaponry and the designer of obscurants themselves. However, very few of the instruments that we carry to the field to characterize obscurants either directly or indirectly characterize the obscured condition well. This paper will talk to the limitations of some of this instrumentation and to the way the data is being reduced, used and possibly misused.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0356, Field Measurement and Calibration Using Electro-Optical Equipment, (23 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934028
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J.Gary Nelson, PM Smoke/Obscurants (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0356:
Field Measurement and Calibration Using Electro-Optical Equipment
Frederic M. Zweibaum; Henry Register, Editor(s)

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