Print Email Facebook Twitter Near-surface turbulence effects on electro-optical propagation in an arid environment Title Near-surface turbulence effects on electro-optical propagation in an arid environment Author Eisele, C. Seiffer, D. Sucher, E. Ullwer, C. Kociok, T. Sprung, D. van Binsbergen, S. Bijl, P. Publication year 2019 Abstract In the framework of a NATO research group Fraunhofer IOSB and partners conducted a field trial in an arid shrub land environment in southern New Mexico (USA). The group investigates environmental limitations of fielded EO-TDAs (Electro-Optical Tactical Decision Aids). Main objective of the trial was to study the impact of the atmosphere on imaging sensor performance with a focus on the effects of atmospheric extinction and near surface turbulence. An overview of the trial will be given, as well as an overview on EO-TDA development. Results of efforts to forecast the refractive index structure parameter using numerical weather prediction (NWP) models will be described, as well as the results of a perception study on the influence of turbulence on target acquisition ranges using MWIR imagery. Subject 2015 Human & Operational ModellingPCS - Perceptual and Cognitive SystemsELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesDefence ResearchDefence, Safety and SecurityTurbulenceElectro-optical PropagationAerosolsTactical Decision AidsTarget Acquisition To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:154c7092-eab6-4deb-abb7-df61e982cc42 DOI https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2531009 TNO identifier 873412 Publisher SPIE Source Proc. SPIE, Environmental Effects on Light Propagation and Adaptive Systems II, 9 October 2019, 11153 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.