Accession Number : ADA288888

Title :   Infrared Multispectral Sensor Program, Phase 2. Field Measurements, Analysis and Modeling. Volume 1. Fourier Transform Spectrometer Sensor Characterization.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 93,

Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INST OF MICHIGAN ANN ARBOR

Personal Author(s) : Cederquist, J. N. ; Eismann, M. T. ; Schwartz, C. R. ; Selding, J. H. ; Stocker, A. D.

PDF Url : ADA288888

Report Date : MAY 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : A data collection sensor based on a Bomem Fourier transform spectrometer was used to measure infrared multispectral target/background signatures. This report describes the data collection sensor, including data processing software for quick look data analysis, gives the sensor characteristics test procedures and their results, and analyzes the effect of the sensor characteristics on the quality of the measured signatures.The sensor gives a very high level of performance including noise equivalent spectral radiances of 1 nW/sq cm sr cm-1 in the MWIR (3 to 5 micrometers) region and 6 nW/sq cm sr cm-1 in the LWIR (8 to 12 micrometers region), a relative calibration accuracy to less than 0.25% above 4 micrometers, and spectral band-to-band correlation preservation greater than 0.9999 in the LWIR, and greater than 0.9995 between MWIR and LwIR and within the 4 to 5 micrometers region of the MWIR.

Descriptors :   *TARGET DISCRIMINATION, *INFRARED DETECTORS, *FOURIER SPECTROMETERS, *INFRARED SPECTROMETERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FOURIER TRANSFORMATION, DATA PROCESSING, MEASUREMENT, FIELD TESTS, ACCURACY, FAR INFRARED RADIATION, RADIANCE, DATA ACQUISITION, CALIBRATION, NOISE, BACKGROUND RADIATION, MULTISPECTRAL, INTERMEDIATE INFRARED RADIATION.

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE