This paper investigates the thermodynamics of objects, and the ability of an Infra-Red (IR) sensor to detect them from space or from other aeronautical platform. Presenting a general thermodynamic model that describes the temporal behavior of objects does the investigation. Then, the thermodynamic behavior is translated into a radiometric signature and detection performances of a general IR scanning sensor are evaluated. Computer simulations validate the theoretical investigation.
|State||Published - 2000|
|Event||Space 2000 Conference and Exposition - Long Beach, CA, United States|
Duration: 19 Sep 2000 → 21 Sep 2000
|Conference||Space 2000 Conference and Exposition|
|City||Long Beach, CA|
|Period||19/09/00 → 21/09/00|