Accession Number:

ADA413194

Title:

Celestial Background Scene Descriptor: Final Report

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

MISSION RESEARCH CORP SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the results of the Celestial Background Scene Descriptor CBSD program. The goal of the CBSD program is to design, build, and validate a suite of FORTRAN codes that simulates the flux from the celestial background, in support of DoD developed optical and infrared sensor systems, realistic scenario generation, and the development of clutter removal algorithms. Components of the CBSD suite are CBSKY4 - stellar point sources both catalogs of bright stars and a statistical model of faint stars are included, CBAMP4 - solar system objects planets and asteroids modeled to better than 2 arc-second accuracy, CBZODY6 - solar system, zodiacal, dust, and CBHIII - galactic HI regions. The CBSD codes have a dial-a-wavelength capability between 0.2 and 35 micrometers which provides a predictive capability for new optical and infrared sensor systems. The suite can produce images, spectra, and catalogs of objects in units of radiance or irradiance Wsq cm, Wsq cmmicrometers, Wsq cmsr, Wsp cmmicrometerssr, Jy, MJy, Jysr, and MJysr. Summaries of two validation reports for CBSKY4 and CBZODY6 are included as Appendices.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy
  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE