By Palmer, James M.; Grant, Barbara G.

ISBN-10: 081947245X

ISBN-13: 9780819472458

ISBN-10: 1615837221

ISBN-13: 9781615837229

This article covers themes in radiation propagation, radiometric assets, optical fabrics, detectors of optical radiation, radiometric measurements, and calibration. Radiometry kinds the sensible foundation of many present functions in aerospace engineering, infrared structures engineering, distant sensing platforms, monitors, noticeable and ultraviolet sensors, infrared detectors of optical radiation, and plenty of different parts. whereas numerous texts separately disguise themes in particular parts, this article brings the underlying ideas jointly in a fashion appropriate for either lecture room instructing and a reference quantity that the practising engineer can use.

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This solid angle is expressed as in Eq. 12) by Ω12 = π sin 2 Θ1/ 2 , where Θ1/2 is the cone half angle. 58) 42 Chapter 2 and Φd = Ls A1 A2 . 59) The same approach can be pursued with the other area–solid angle combination, that is, with A1 and Ω21. In that case, the solid angle is approximately A2/S2, and Φd is again obtained by Eq. 59). Inserting a lens at A1 limits the power by the transmission of the lens, so that Φd = τlens Ls A1 A2 . 60) The radiance-area–solid angle relationship holds true regardless of whether the first or second area–solid angle combination is used to calculate throughput.

8 × 10–5 sr. Noting also that the sun subtends approximately 32 minutes of arc (arcmin), Ωsd may also be calculated as πsin2(16 arcmin), which produces the same result. The irradiance at the detector, area A in the figure (assumed to be placed at the top of the atmosphere, therefore no atmospheric transmission loss), is Ed = LΩ sd = 1360 W/m 2 . 1, and the inverse square law may be applied. 06 × 1025 W/sr . 35 Source–detector geometry for solar irradiance calculation. 50 Chapter 2 Irradiance may also be obtained in another way.

It is cos θ1 cos θ2 dA1dA2 . 46) In this case, the transfer equation can be thought of as the product of a radiance term L and the geometric term expressed by the double integral. The transfer equation can be simplified even further if certain assumptions can be made regarding the radiation geometry: first, that the square of the distance d 2 is much larger than either area A1 or A2, and second, that both areas are on axis, θ1 and θ2 are zero, and their cosines are therefore unity. If these assumptions can be made in conjunction with the Lambertian approximation, the result is the ultimate simplification: Φ1→2 = LAΩ .

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