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System Engineering In Haze, Fog, Rain And Smoke
Author(s): Bruce W. Fowler
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Paper Abstract

The simulation of the operational performance of systems utilizing optical subsystems is a design tool that is evolving with the rising cost of hardware development. The scope of existing individual sensor models and broad scope operational simulations is reviewed in terms of their suitability for use by the design engineer. The philosophy of an interemdiate category of models is presented in terms of an existing, evolutionary small scale operational model, PERTAM. The structure of PERTAM is described in terms of the integration of the individual sensor phenomenological simulations with the operational aspects of utilization. An example of the execution of the model is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1978
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0142, Optical Properties of the Atmosphere, (18 August 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956540
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Bruce W. Fowler, U.S. Army Missile Research and Development Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0142:
Optical Properties of the Atmosphere
Robert Sepucha, Editor(s)

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