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LBIR target generator and calibrator for preflight seeker tests
Author(s): Bonnie S. Smietanowska; Leonard V. LaCroix; D. Gary Frodsham; David W. Perkes; Dean Shaffer
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Paper Abstract

The Low-background Scanning Point Source (LSPS), a field-portable low-background target generator designed to allow vehicle-level ground test and checkout of infrared seekers, is discussed. The LSPS can be used to simulate a room-temperature point source moving at a constant rate against an exoatmospheric background or as a point-source calibration change. It incorporates a cryogenically cooled off-axis Gregorian collimator and a dual-axis scan mirror viewed through a zinc selenide window. An analysis is presented of its optical and radiometric performance, and its integration to the vehicle is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1311, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Infrared Scenes, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21848
Show Author Affiliations
Bonnie S. Smietanowska, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)
Leonard V. LaCroix, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)
D. Gary Frodsham, Space Systems Engineering, Inc. (United States)
David W. Perkes, Space Systems Engineering, Inc. (United States)
Dean Shaffer, Space Systems Engineering, 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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