Electro-optic camera system for measurement of the underwater radiance distribution

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A new instrument for measuring the underwater spectral radiance distribution is described. This instrument, the electro-optic radiance distribution camera system (RADS), is based on two electro-optic charge-injection device cameras with fisheye lenses and a filter changer for selection of the spectral region of interest. RADS allows a complete spectral radiance distribution to be measured in a short period of time and allows routine reduction to absolute radiometric data. Many other apparent optical properties such as vector irradiance, scalar irradiance, average cosine, and net irradiance can be derived from these radiance data. The instrument is described, values of other optical properties derived from the data are presented, and the inherent optical property of absorption is calculated from the radiance distributions using Gershun's law.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-247
Number of pages7
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering(all)


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