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Effects Of Flow Field Aerodynamics On Imaging Sensor Resolution
Author(s): Ralph W. Fisher
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Paper Abstract

The non-uniform and fluctuating air density field surrounding a high performance aircraft can significantly affect the performance of visual infrared imaging sensors. This paper addresses each of the classic types of flow field phenomena and develops theory for incoming optical wavefronts. Parametrics are presented for several flight conditions, and guidelines are discussed for minimizing sensor performance degradation due to these effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0079, Aerial Reconnaissance Systems: Pods/Aircraft I, (8 September 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954802
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Ralph W. Fisher, McDonnell Aircraft Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0079:
Aerial Reconnaissance Systems: Pods/Aircraft I
Ed Shea, Editor(s)

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