Accession Number:

AD1051608

Title:

Oblique Longwave Infrared Atmospheric Compensation

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Sep 2014,30 Sep 2017

Corporate Author:

Air Force Institute of Technology Wright-Patterson AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-09-14

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

This research introduces two novel oblique longwave infrared atmospheric compensation techniques for hyperspectral imagery, Oblique In-Scene Atmospheric Compensation OISAC and Radiance Detrending RD. Current atmospheric compensation algorithms have been developed for nadir-viewing geometries which assume that every pixel in the scene is affected by the atmosphere in nearly the same manner. However, this assumption is violated in oblique imaging conditions where the transmission and path radiance vary continuously as a function of object-sensor range, negatively impacting current algorithms in their ability to compensate for the atmosphere. The techniques presented here leverage the changing viewing conditions to improve rather than hinder atmospheric compensation performance. Initial analyses of both synthetic and measured hyperspectral images suggest improved performance in oblique viewing conditions compared to standard techniques

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE