Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Target and background simulation for seeker scenarios
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

The requirements of several target and background situations for a specific target projector system are examined to determine how to present the proper output to the system under test. Consideration is given to both a uniform cold (high altitude) background and a warmer (low altitude) varying background. Target requirements took into account high and low altitude, single or multiple angles, exhaust plumes, and possible countermeasures. It is recommended that a separate, special purpose simulator based on a single mirror for uniform cold backgrounds should be built for limited but important situations. A surface that provides radiation only by reflection using a very cold radiator is proposed for radiative transfer. The very cold radiator contributes only a designed amount of radiation controlled by baffling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1762, Infrared Technology XVIII, (5 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138949
Show Author Affiliations
Mary G. Turner, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
William L. Wolfe, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1762:
Infrared Technology XVIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Freeman D. Shepherd, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top