20 June 1997 Background properties in arid climates: measurements and analysis
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Knowledge of background properties is essential for various applications such as systems engineering and evaluation (e.g. electro-optical sensors or for camouflage design), operational planning and development of ATR algorithms. A series of field tests was conducted in the NEGEV desert in Israel, as a joint effort of the FGAN-FfO (Germany) and EORD (Israel) for characterizing properties of backgrounds in arid climatic regions. Diurnal cycles of background surface temperatures were measured during summer and winter periods in several sites in the NEGEV. The measurement equipment consisted of imaging cameras, most of them calibrated, covering the spectral region from the visible up to the thermal infrared. This paper presents the measurement set- up, the measurement techniques that were used, and some of the first analysis results.
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Yossi Bushlin, Yossi Bushlin, Ami Ben-Shalom, Ami Ben-Shalom, Dan Sheffer, Dan Sheffer, Alex Steinman, Alex Steinman, Alwin Dimmeler, Alwin Dimmeler, Dieter Clement, Dieter Clement, R. Strobel, R. Strobel, } "Background properties in arid climates: measurements and analysis", Proc. SPIE 3062, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation III, (20 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.276691; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.276691

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