Atmospheric Effects for Ground Target Signature Modeling. 3. Discussion and Application of the ASL Scattering Model
Research and development technical rept.
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES LAB
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The aim of the atmospheric modeling project is to predict absorption and scattering effects of the atmospheric medium on the transmission of ground target electromagnetic EM signatures in the spectral region 0.4-14 micrometers, for a wide range of meteorological conditions. Special attention is being given to low visibility atmospheric states which can exist under battlefield conditions. Two important related aspects of the program are the atmospheric extinction and radiative transfer models. These models will be integrated into system performance models for the evaluation of terminal homing, surveillance, and target acquisition systems. This report will describe the Atmospheric Sciences Laboratorys ASL single scattering model, which was developed for input to multiple scattering codes for the determination of EM extinction caused by the atmospheric aerosol. Sample applications will be made to the cases of haze and dust.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Infrared Detection and Detectors