Accession Number:

ADA036032

Title:

Atmospheric Visual and Infrared Transmission Deduced from Surface Weather Observations: Weather and Warplanes. V1

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

A quantitative method has been developed to evaluate meteorological data surface weather observations in terms of the performance of visual and infrared sensors so that relevant time and space variability in performance can be depicted. Approximate atmospheric transmission parameters for visible and infrared radiation are deduced from common weather observables cloud data, temperature, humidity, etc. as are vertical profiles of the parameters. Use of these algorithms with a set of target acquisition modeling equations can produce target detection probabilities for any location, season, and time scale for which historical-weather data are available. In turn, the detection probabilities can be employed in battle simulation models to examine how force effectiveness varies as a function of weather and climate.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE