Accession Number : AD0704170

Title :   TARGET TEMPERATURE MODELING.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 22 Dec 67-22 Jun 69,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Bornemeier,D. ; Bennett,R. ; Horvath,R.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : A computerized mathematical model for the prediction of time-dependent surface temperatures and radiances of planar targets and backgrounds has been formulated. The model accounts for the effects of (1) solar insulation, (2) radiative transfer, (3) natural and forced convection, (4) rain evaporation, (5) thermal properties and physical configuration of the target, and (6) internally generated heat fluxes. Additional capabilities of the model include estimates of target background contrast as a function of time-dependent meteorological environment and scanner parameters. An automatic machine-plotting capability has been incorporated in order to provide immediately interpretable forms for the results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE TARGETS, AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE), (*INFRARED SCANNING, TARGET RECOGNITION), (*INFRARED RADIATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), INFRARED IMAGES, BACKGROUND, THERMAL PROPERTIES, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, HEAT TRANSFER, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Countermeasures

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE