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12 July 1983 Phenomenology Of Thermal Infrared Background Scenes
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Phenomenological descriptions of radiance distributions can be an important input for the modeling of infrared background scenes. The resulting models can be used as the basis for generating synthetic background scenes for the purpose of testing target discrimination and navigation algorithms in cases where real data are unavailable. Statistical analyses of thermal infrared images of ocean, clouds, and various types of terrain have been carried out in the context of such modeling work. The images were obtained by the NASA/Ames Daedalus multispectral scanner. Special emphasis is placed on the spatial correlation structure of the radiance distributions for the various background types. The results are compared with the predictions of an exponentially correlated Gaussian random walk process.
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A. T. Maksymowicz, R. A. Bankus, and L. H. Wald "Phenomenology Of Thermal Infrared Background Scenes", Proc. SPIE 0366, Modern Utilization of infrared Technology VIII, (12 July 1983);


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