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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2130–2150

Sensor radiance physical model for rugged heterogeneous surfaces in the 3–14 μm region.

Sandrine Pallotta, Xavier Briottet, Christophe Miesch, and Yann Kerr  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2130-2150 (2006)

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We present a physical model describing the radiance acquired by an infrared sensor over a rugged heterogeneous surface. This model predicts the radiance seen over complex landscapes like urban areas and provides an accurate analysis of the signal, as each component is available at ground and sensor level. Plus, it allows data comparison from different instruments. Two representative cases (natural and urban) are analysed to show the composition and the construction of the sensor signal and to highlight the importance of having a 3D model, especially for rugged surfaces where environment weights in the overall spectral domain.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(120.6660) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Surface measurements, roughness

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: August 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Sandrine Pallotta, Xavier Briottet, Christophe Miesch, and Yann Kerr, "Sensor radiance physical model for rugged heterogeneous surfaces in the 3-14 μm region.," Opt. Express 14, 2130-2150 (2006)

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