21 October 2014 Ship plume modelling in EOSTAR
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The EOSTAR model aims at assessing the performance of electro-optical (EO) sensors deployed in a maritime surface scenario, by providing operational performance measures (such as detection ranges) and synthetic images. The target library of EOSTAR includes larger surface vessels, for which the exhaust plume may constitute a significant signature element in the thermal wavelength bands. The main steps of the methodology to include thermal signatures of exhaust plumes in EOSTAR are discussed, and illustrative examples demonstrate the impact of the ship’s superstructure, the plume exit conditions, and the environment on the plume behavior and signature.
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M. van Iersel, A. Mack, M. A. C. Degache, A. M. J. van Eijk, "Ship plume modelling in EOSTAR", Proc. SPIE 9242, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIX; and Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XVII, 92421S (21 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2071821; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2071821
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