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High-ALtitude Observatory (HALO) UV/visible plume phenomenology sensors
Author(s): Charles J. Pruszynski; Calvin L. Powell; Garry L. Booker; Granville R. Anderson
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Paper Abstract

The High ALtitude Observatory (HALO), is an instrumented Gulfstream IIb twin engine jet aircraft maintained by the United States Army Space and Strategic Defense Command as an optical data collection platform. Capable of operating above 50,000 feet, the HALO's diverse and flexible sensor suite has provided infrared, optical and ultraviolet data on numerous SDIO, NASA and DOD test programs. The HALO contains three optical platforms, the first of which contains the Infrared Instrumentation System (IRIS), the primary HALO sensor, while the second and third can be custom configured with a wide variety of UV, visible and infrared sensors. Included in the HALO sensor suite are calibrated UV/Visible ICCD imagers, spectrometers, high speed video cameras, uncalibrated film and video sensors and an infrared spectroradiometer. This paper describes in detail some of the ultraviolet and visible sensors employed on the HALO for the purpose of measuring and characterizing missile plume signatures and phenomenology and presents a representative sample of HALO plume data obtained from these sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 November 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1952, Surveillance Technologies and Imaging Components, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161415
Show Author Affiliations
Charles J. Pruszynski, Aeromet, Inc. (United States)
Calvin L. Powell, Aeromet, Inc. (United States)
Garry L. Booker, Aeromet, Inc. (United States)
Granville R. Anderson, U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1952:
Surveillance Technologies and Imaging Components
Sankaran Gowrinathan; C. Bruce Johnson; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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