2002 NVTherm improvements

Tana Maurer, Ronald G. Driggers, Richard Vollmerhausen, Melvin Friedman

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The windows version of the Night Vision Thermal Imaging System Performance Model, NVTherm, was released in March 2001. NVTherm provides accurate predictions of sensor performance for both well-sampled and undersampled thermal imagers. Since its initial fielding in March 2001, a number of improvements have been implemented. The most significant improvements are: 1) the addition of atmospheric turbulence blurring effects, 2) National Imagery Interpretability Rating System (NIIRS) estimates, 3) and the option for slant-path MODTRAN transmission. This paper presents these modifications, as well as a brief description of some of the minor changes and improvements that have been completed over the past year. These significant changes were released in January 2002.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-23
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventInfrared and Passive, Millimeter-wave Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 3 2002Apr 5 2002


  • Infrared
  • Sensor performance model
  • Thermal imaging
  • Turbulence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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