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Multiwavelength Scophony infrared scene projector
Author(s): James S. Killius; Brent G. Elder; Lawrence R. Siegel; Michael B. Allweiss
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Paper Abstract

A Scophony Infrared Scene Projector (IRSP) is being developed for use in evaluating thermal-imaging guidance systems. The Scophony IRSP is configured to be a very high frame rate laser-scanned projection system incorporating Scophony modulation. Scophony modulation offers distinct advantages over conventional flying-spot scanning, for example, longer pixel dwell times and multiple pixel projection. The Scophony IRSP serves as the image projection system in a 'hardware in the loop' therminal-phase guidance simulation. It is capable of projecting multiband, target engagement scenarios with high fidelity using Aura's proprietary software/electronic control system. The Scophony IRSP utilizes acoustooptical (AO) devices to produce the required imagery at four separate wavelengths simultaneously. The four separate scenes are then combined and projected into the imaging guidance system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1311, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21844
Show Author Affiliations
James S. Killius, Aura Systems Inc. (United States)
Brent G. Elder, Aura Systems Inc. (United States)
Lawrence R. Siegel, Aura Systems Inc. (United States)
Michael B. Allweiss, Aura Systems Inc. (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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