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Sea Spotter: A fully staring naval IRST system
Author(s): Michael Engel; Amir Navot; Izhak Saban; Yaakov Engel; Eyal Arad; Nir Shahar
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Paper Abstract

Infrared sensor technology, high performance computing hardware and advanced detection and tracking algorithms have enabled a new generation of infrared warning systems for navy surface vessels. In this paper we describe Sea Spotter - a new third-generation naval IRST system, which is unique in offering a fully staring electro-optical imaging unit. Starting from naval IRST operational requirements, we describe the considerations and constraints that led us to the configuration of the sensor head and the supporting hardware. The second part of the paper is dedicated to the target acquisition methodology, including the use of originally developed machine learning technology for target acquisition and tracking.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 June 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8704, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX, 87040K (11 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018581
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Engel, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Amir Navot, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Izhak Saban, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Yaakov Engel, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Eyal Arad, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Nir Shahar, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8704:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; Paul R. Norton; Patrick Robert, Editor(s)

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