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20 September 1989 SMPRAD - A Simplified Three-Dimensional Cloud Radiance Model
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Many air target detection scenarios involve a sky background. In most cases, sky backgrounds include clouds, which represent a major source of clutter. Development and testing of algorithms to deal with these scenarios is aided by synthetic scenes which are readily controllable and into which targets with a range of characteristics can be inserted. These scenes should be as physically accurate as possible. If motion is to be incorporated, it is necessary to generate sequences of scenes and to utilize three-dimensional clouds and cloud fields. At the same time, it is desirable to be able to generate the scenes and scene sequences rapidly, while varying the physical parameters.
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William C. Straka "SMPRAD - A Simplified Three-Dimensional Cloud Radiance Model", Proc. SPIE 1110, Imaging Infrared: Scene Simulation, Modeling, and Real Image Tracking, (20 September 1989);

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