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Infrared seeker/sensor dynamic performance prediction model
Author(s): Richard D. Brewer; Jeffrey V. Richard; John D. McGlynn; Dino J. Sofianos
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an analytic, end-to-end, IR seeker/sensor dynamic performance model developed to facilitate system level design trades and performance analyses for proposed IR missile seeker/sensor systems. The model has been extensively validated against actual simultaneous dual-band IR imagery (midwave 3 - 5 micrometers , and longwave 8 - 10 micrometers ), collected so as to emulate tactical airborne seeker engagement geometries against a variety of backgrounds. Over 20,000 SIR comparison measurements, with both injected and real targets, have been made. Agreement between predicted and measured SIR is typically within 2 - 3 dB, over a wide range of target brightness, background types, atmospheric conditions, and processing algorithm approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2470, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing VI, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210039
Show Author Affiliations
Richard D. Brewer, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Jeffrey V. Richard, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
John D. McGlynn, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Dino J. Sofianos, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2470:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing VI
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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