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Title: Understanding Optical Scattering Effects in Degraded Visual Environments.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the Student Symposium held July 26, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.
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United States

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Medina, Julian, Wright, Jeremy Benjamin, VanderLaan, John, and Scrymgeour, David. Understanding Optical Scattering Effects in Degraded Visual Environments.. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Medina, Julian, Wright, Jeremy Benjamin, VanderLaan, John, & Scrymgeour, David. Understanding Optical Scattering Effects in Degraded Visual Environments.. United States.
Medina, Julian, Wright, Jeremy Benjamin, VanderLaan, John, and Scrymgeour, David. 2016. "Understanding Optical Scattering Effects in Degraded Visual Environments.". United States. doi:.
title = {Understanding Optical Scattering Effects in Degraded Visual Environments.},
author = {Medina, Julian and Wright, Jeremy Benjamin and VanderLaan, John and Scrymgeour, David},
abstractNote = {Abstract not provided.},
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place = {United States},
year = 2016,
month = 7

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