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Naval surface-based infrared search and track target signature climatology analysis
Author(s): Paul Perry Ostrowski; R. W. Snedegar
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Paper Abstract

A methodology is presented for estimating the impact of meteorological conditions on the detection of airborne targets by a naval surface-based IRST system. This is accomplished by linking a target signature computer code to a weather data base and collecting target contrast signature statistics as a function of target range. System performance is determined by comparing the IRST detection requirements to the signature statistics. Calculations are presented for both a mid and long-wave sensor operating in the North Atlantic. At this location, the long wave sensor is found to provide better detection performance owing to more favorable target spectral characteristics and a generally greater atmospheric transmittance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1311, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21837
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Paul Perry Ostrowski, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)
R. W. Snedegar, Naval Surface Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1311:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes
Milton J. Triplett; Wendell R. Watkins; Ferdinand H. Zegel, Editor(s)

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