5 October 2017 Spectral characterization of natural backgrounds
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Abstract
As the distribution and use of hyperspectral sensors is constantly increasing, the exploitation of spectral features is a threat for camouflaged objects. To improve camouflage materials at first the spectral behavior of backgrounds has to be known to adjust and optimize the spectral reflectance of camouflage materials.

In an international effort, the NATO CSO working group SCI-295 "Development of Methods for Measurements and Evaluation of Natural Background EO Signatures" is developing a method how this characterization of backgrounds has to be done. It is obvious that the spectral characterization of a background will be quite an effort. To compare and exchange data internationally the measurements will have to be done in a similar way.

To test and further improve this method an international field trial has been performed in Storkow, Germany. In the following we present first impressions and lessons learned from this field campaign and describe the data that has been measured.
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Max Winkelmann, "Spectral characterization of natural backgrounds", Proc. SPIE 10432, Target and Background Signatures III, 1043202 (5 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2278292; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2278292
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