OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Vol. 29, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2004
  • pp: 1375–1377

Passive standoff detection of radiological products by Fourier-transform infrared radiometry

Eldon Puckrin and Jean-Marc Thériault  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 12, pp. 1375-1377 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.001375


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (899 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A preliminary investigation is made into the possibility of applying the passive standoff detection technique to the identification of radiological and related products. This work is based on laboratory measurements of the diffuse reflectance from a number of products, including U3O8 , CsI, SrO, I2O5 , and La2O3. These reflectances are incorporated into the MODTRAN4 radiative-transfer model to simulate the nadir radiance from surfaces consisting of these radiological or related materials. The simulations are performed for two situations: at an altitude of 1 m above the ground, to simulate the passive detection of nuclear products with a hand-held instrument, and at an altitude of 1 km, to simulate a passive sensor carried aboard an aircraft. The results of the simulations under idealized conditions, as well as the results of one measurement, show that the passive standoff detection of radiological products by Fourier-transform infrared radiometry may be possible.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.5630) Coherence and statistical optics : Radiometry
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.1120) Remote sensing and sensors : Air pollution monitoring
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

Citation
Eldon Puckrin and Jean-Marc Thériault, "Passive standoff detection of radiological products by Fourier-transform infrared radiometry," Opt. Lett. 29, 1375-1377 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-12-1375

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited