Accession Number : ADA191135

Title :   Sky Radiance Distributions for Thermal Imaging Backgrounds.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Kotsis, Apostolos

PDF Url : ADA191135

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : The Background Measurements and Analysis program (BMAP) is a program of measurement and analysis of background scenes appropriate to generic infrared imaging systems. A computer code has been made available to NACIT (Naval Academic Center for Infrared Technology). This code includes two stored measurement data sets for 2 dimensional Fast Fourier Transform comparison and other processing techniques, a version of LOWTRAN propagation code and high resolution graphics. This thesis is the evaluation of this code for use to provide test data sets to the IRSTD data processing/acquisition system, the evaluation of AGA DISCO program for use with the BMAP, the evaluation of the present IRSTD/MASSCOMP system for use with the BMAP and the transfer of the extracted BMAP data sets, obtained during an experiment to the Masscomp computer of the IRSTD system in IRSTD data form. Keywords: Background radiation; Radiation measurements; Infrared data transfer.

Descriptors :   *INFRARED RADIATION, *RADIANCE, *SKY, *BACKGROUND RADIATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA ACQUISITION, DATA BASES, DATA PROCESSING, DISTRIBUTION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, GRAPHICS, HIGH RESOLUTION, INFORMATION TRANSFER, INFRARED EQUIPMENT, INFRARED IMAGES, MEASUREMENT, METHODOLOGY, OPTICAL DATA, PROCESSING, RADIATION, TEST SETS, THESES, FAST FOURIER TRANSFORMS

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE