Accession Number:

ADA364019

Title:

The Infrared & Electro-Optical Systems Handbook. Atmospheric Propagation of Radiation, Volume 2.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INFRARED INFORMATION AND ANALYSIS CENTER ANN ARBOR MI

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

333.0

Abstract:

The Infrared and Electro-Optical Systems Handbook is a joint product of the Infrared Information Analysis Center IRIA and the International Society for Optical Engineering SPIE. Sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center DTIC. The Infrared Handbook, published in 1978. The circulation of nearly 20,000 copies is adequate testimony to its wide acceptance in the electro-optics and infrared communities. The Infrared Handbook was itself preceded by The Handbook of Military Infrared Technology. Since its original inception, new topics and technologies have emerged for which little or no reference material exists. This work is intended to update and complement the current Infrared Handbook by revision, addition of new materials, and reformatting to increase its utility. Of necessity, some material from the current book was reproduced as is, having been adjudged as being current and adequate. The 45 chapters represent most subject areas of current activity in the military, aerospace, and civilian communities and contain material that has rarely appeared so extensively in the open literature. Because the contents are in part derivatives of advanced military technology, it seemed reasonable to categorize those chapters dealing with systems in analogy to the specialty groups comprising the annual Infrared Information Symposia IRIS, a Department of Defense DoD sponsored forum administered by the Infrared Information Analysis Center of the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan ERIM thus, the presence of chapters on active, passive, and countermeasure systems. It is organized into eight volumes. Volume 2 treats the propagation of radiation. It features significant amounts of new material and data on absorption, scattering, and turbulence, including nonlinear propagation relevant to high-energy laser systems and propagation through aerodynamically induced flow relevant to systems mounted on high-performance aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Directed Energy Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE