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Design of the multiwavelength Scophony infrared scene projector
Author(s): Kevin P. Thompson; James R. Kircher; Steven Arthur Marlow; Ronald J. Korniski; Robert A. Richwine
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Paper Abstract

An all acousto-optic infrared scene projector (IRSP) has been developed for use in evaluating thermal-imaging guidance systems at the Kinetic Kill Vehicle Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator (KHILS) facility located at Elgin AFB, Florida. The IRSP is a laser source based projector incorporating Scophony illumination and scanning methods to produce 96 X 96 pixel multi-wavelength images at very high frame rates (400 Hz). The IRSP is composed of five functionally similar optical trains, four of which are fed with a different `color' infrared laser. The separate scenes from each optical train are then combined and projected simultaneously into the imaging guidance system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2000, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering III, (25 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163629
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin P. Thompson, Optical Research Associates (United States)
James R. Kircher, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Steven Arthur Marlow, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Ronald J. Korniski, OPTICS 1, Inc. (United States)
Robert A. Richwine, Computer Science Applications (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2000:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering III
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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