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Characterization of the multiwavelength Scophony infrared scene projector
Author(s): J. Rick Derickson; Stephen E. Hocheder; James R. Kircher; Steven Arthur Marlow
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Paper Abstract

A Scophony Infrared Scene Projector (IRSP) was developed for use in evaluating thermal- imaging guidance systems. The IRSP is a very high frame rate, laser scanned projection system incorporating Scophony modulation. The Scophony IRSP serves as the image projection system in the Kinetic Kill Vehicle Hardware in the Loop Simulator (KHILS) terminal guidance simulation. It is capable of projecting multiband target engagement scenarios with high fidelity using Aura's proprietary software/electronic control system. The Scophony IRSP utilizes acousto-optical (AO) devices to produce the required imagery at separate wavelengths, simultaneously. The separate scenes are combined and projected into the imaging guidance system. The Scophony IRSP has been installed and integrated into the KHILS facility at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Some performance characteristics of the IRSP have been measured. The current presentation provides a brief description of the Scophony IRSP and a performance evaluation. The performance characteristics measured are spot size, dynamic range, and field of view. Further characteristics may be reported as they become available.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1687, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II, (21 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137842
Show Author Affiliations
J. Rick Derickson, Aura Systems, Inc. (United States)
Stephen E. Hocheder, Aura Systems, Inc. (United States)
James R. Kircher, Aura Systems, Inc. (United States)
Steven Arthur Marlow, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1687:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II
Dieter Clement; Wendell R. Watkins, Editor(s)

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