Accession Number : AD0738172

Title :   Methodology Study: Infrared-Optical Propagation Investigation.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONIC PROVING GROUND FORT HUACHUCA ARIZ

Personal Author(s) : Hall,Freeman F. ; Giorgi,Colin M.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The investigation has evaluated the application of infrared-optical propagation data correction techniques to the US Army Electronic Proving Ground's engineering test program. Scope of the effort covered a CDC documentation survey of 1972-80 time frame infrared-optical systems, the determination of the pertinent infrared-optical system test parameters which can be affected by propagation conditions in the Fort Huachuca meteorological environment and the evaluation of existing propagation models and data correction methodology for application to engineering test programming and data analysis requirements. The report considers five classes of electro-optical systems and four standard atmospheric conditions characteristics of the Fort Huachuca, Arizona test area. The methodology required to compute expected system performance degradation is presented to include the results of computations for a range of typical operational modes for each of the classes of systems and the supporting computer programs required to calculate the contrast reduction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFRARED DETECTORS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*INFRARED RADIATION, ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION), ATTENUATION, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, ELECTROOPTICS, INFRARED EQUIPMENT, AERIAL CAMERAS, RANGE FINDING, INFRARED COMMUNICATIONS, INFRARED TRACKING, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, INFRARED LASERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ARIZONA

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE