Army Illumination Model v2 User's Manual
Final rept. 2009-2011
ARMY RESEARCH LAB WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM
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The Army increasingly relies on night operations to accomplish its objectives. These night operations frequently require using Night Vision Goggles and other light-sensitive devices which are strongly affected by ambient lighting, a large component of which is urban. Presented herein is a user s manual for the Army Illumination Model v2 AIM v2. AIM v2 calculates the brightness, either broadband or spectral, at wavelengths from 0.35 to 1.1mi m from urban sources. AIM v2 determines this brightness for either a point or extended source under a fairly clear atmosphere transmission through and reflection by nine cloud types are available as is Lunar illumination as a function of time-of-day and location. For areas devoid of electrical power, AIM can calculate brightness levels from lanterns using either liquid or pressurized fuels.
- Optical Detection and Detectors