Date of Award
Master of Science in Applied Physics
Department of Engineering Physics
Kevin C. Gross, PhD.
Improved understanding of midwave infrared (1-5 micron) spectral emissions from detonation fireballs is needed to develop phenomenological models for battle space optical forensics. The ability to measure radiance over a wide band pass at arbitrary resolutions make Fourier-transform spectrometers (FTS) an attractive tool. However, interferometer based spectroscopic measurements can be corrupted when the observed intensity changes during data acquisition. While small, random fluctuations in scene intensity translate into noise, systematic variations introduce scene-change artifacts (SCAs) into Fourier-transformed spectrum.
DTIC Accession Number
Young, Anthony M., "Scene Change Artifacts in Fourier Transform Spectroscopy of Temporally Changing Sources" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 2174.