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Approach to estimation of infrared point-target range.
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PMID:  18349919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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The detection range for a blackbody point target is considered. An integrating photon detector is assumed, and the signal-to-noise ratio is expressed by use of photon-flux quantities. An equation for range, valid for the case of a background-limited photodetector, is formulated, and the solution to this equation is dependent on two parameters only: the extinction coefficient representing the atmospheric attenuation and one other parameter that includes other relevant system parameters in a simple way. This means that range as a function of different parameters can be conveniently summarized in one graph. Relations between different parameters are also discussed.
Authors:
B Ekstrand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied optics     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0003-6935     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Opt     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0247660     Medline TA:  Appl Opt     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3495-503     Citation Subset:  -    
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