Accession Number : AD0786032

Title :   Active Multispectral Data Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 73-May 74,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CO ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Leader,J. Carl ; Owsley,David P. ; Fulkerson,Charles R.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 171

Abstract : A study was conducted for the systematic determination of the effects of various sensor parameters and environmental variables on the capability to identify target materials. The approach incorporated an experimental program of data collection and laboratory target signature measurements together with the development of a unique data analysis scheme. Targets were illuminated with a Krypton laser that produced visible light simultaneously in four spectral channels (0.65 micrometers, 0.57 micrometers, 0.52 micrometers, and 0.48 micrometers). The 1.5-watt beam, having a divergence of 1.6 mrad, was scanned horizontally across an existing test range. The primary target was a calibrated series of painted panels of various sizes, colors, and orientations. Parameters studied included gain, bandwidth, scan speed, field of view, color contrast, and surface moisture. Atmospheric transmission and background illumination were measured. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Target discrimination, *Spectrum signatures, *Detectors, Gas lasers, Laser beams, Multispectral, Signal processing, Data acquisition, Digital systems, Computer programs, Electrooptics

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE