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Absolute and contrast infrared signatures from missile noses
Author(s): Alessandro Tofani
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Paper Abstract

The infrared radiant intensity and radiative contrast produced by the aerodynamic and solar heating of missile noses have been obtained by computer simulating the corresponding temperature distributions and by taking into account the effects of both atmosphere (absorption and self-emission) and target geometry (distance, aspect and elevation angles). Six target classes have been considered, including cruise missiles, air-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles, and ballistic missiles. The comparison between radiative quantities in the 3 to 5 μm and S to 12 μm atmospheric transmittance windows gives the optimum spectral band for target detection in each point of its trajectory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1326, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials II, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22503
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Alessandro Tofani, Officine Galileo SpA (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1326:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials II
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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