Accession Number:

ADA955975

Title:

Target Signature Analysis Center: Data Compilation. Eleventh Supplement. Volume 1. Bidirectional Reflectance: Definition, Discussion, and Utilization

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Nov 1969-30 Jul 1972

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Report Date:

1972-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

61.0

Abstract:

This report is the eleventh supplement to the Target Signature Analysis Center Data Compilation and contains 2200 curves of bidirectional reflectance versus angle. The significance of this report to the Air Force is that these data provide the Air Force with the essential optical properties-of- materials data to analyze the angular dependence of the reflected radiance from various targets. Volume I contains a definition of the parameters pertinent to the bidirectional reflectance, a discussion of the data, some equations for application of the data, and an index and cross reference of the data contained in Volume II. Bidirectional reflectance data are presented graphically in Volume II. This supplement to the Target Signature Analysis Center Data Compilation augments an ordered, indexed compilation of reflectance, radar cross sections, and apparent temperatures of target and background materials. The Data Compilation includes spectral reflectances and transmittances in the optical region from 0.3 to 15 micron, normalized radar cross sections, and apparent temperatures at mm wavelengths. When available, the experimental parameters associated with each curve are listed to provide the user with a description of the important experimental conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE