Accession Number:

ADA037248

Title:

Thermal Imaging Systems' Relative Performance: 3-5 Micrometers vs 8-12 Micrometers.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Mar-30 Jun 76,

Corporate Author:

SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INC ANN ARBOR MICH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

The performance of a thermal imaging system operating in the 3-5 micrometers window relative to a system operating in the 8-12 micrometers window is calculated parametrically. Airborne systems operating against typical ground targets are evaluated using Barhydts system performance model with sophisticated models for atmospheric transmission Lowtran III and path radiances, and for target and terrain radiances. Present results are found to be in general agreement with previous analyses, considering the differences in conditions assumed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE