30 December 1981 Weather And Thermal Electric-Optical Sensor Performance
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An overview of the relationship between target and background signatures, atmospheric effects, sensor characteristics and their combined effect on thermal imaging sensor performance is given. Specifically addressed are target background temperature differences, atmospheric transmission and path radiance, sensor detector noise, signal processing techniques (AC and DC coupling) and image display. Recently collected case history data relating the above variables to 8-12 micrometer image quality under different weather conditions are presented. A review of current Air Force efforts to further understand their combined effect and to model sensor performance is given.
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Harold E. Geitmacher, Harold E. Geitmacher, } "Weather And Thermal Electric-Optical Sensor Performance", Proc. SPIE 0305, Atmospheric Effects on Electro-Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave Systems Performance, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932700; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932700
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