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IRSTORM: Infrared seeker trade-off requirements model
Author(s): John Eric Auborn; Stacy Egan; Brent R. Hedman
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Paper Abstract

Engineers at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWPNS), China Lake, Calif., have modeled air-to-air missile seekers and their components within a larger missile engagement simulation framework. At China Lake, seeker simulation tools historically have been specific to individual seeker components. However, recent advances in computational power have allowed a team to develop a simulation that analyzes entire seeker systems as they behave on the missile airframe, both before launch and during flyout to the target. The tool is called the Infrared Seeker Trade-Off Requirements Model II (IRSTORM II). IRSTORM II is a modular seeker engagement simulation that incorporates some of the country's best IR modeling work in missile flyouts, IR target signatures and imagery, optics, detectors, and signal processing. Currently in Phase III development, this simulation is ever-evolving, and this report describes the work done in Phase II and the plans for future improvement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1950, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VII, (1 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156610
Show Author Affiliations
John Eric Auborn, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Stacy Egan, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Brent R. Hedman, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1950:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing VII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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