Ship Identification Study. Volume 2. Appendix A. Atmospheric Effects at Optical Wavelengths
Final rept. 23 Jun 1975-2 Mar 1976
SYSTEMS RESEARCH LABS INC DAYTON OH
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The study was composed of an investigation of means to detect a very broad range of discriminants which were developed by a study of the characteristics of the ships of the navies of the world. The study also encompassed a thorough investigation of atmospheric effects on the potential performance of the various sensor techniques. Detection techniques addressed include optical, passive EO, active EO, laser imaging, laser pattern recognition, microwave pattern recognition, microwave imaging, ELINT, photographic and acoustic. The EO techniques covered both the visible and IR spectrums. The hardware demonstration and development recommendations for each of the two time periods required availability to SAC in two years and by 1985 is presented. Missions capability of recommended sensor for the scenario situations developed are presented.
- Optical Detection and Detectors