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Lock-on range estimation in an air-to-air engagement situation
Author(s): Birkan Cetin; Kutlu D. Kandemir
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Paper Abstract

In air-to-air missile applications, it is important to estimate the lock-on distance between the missile and the target by the help of correct radiometric approaches. However, in an air-to-air engagement, due to the dome heating after launch, signal to noise ratio (SNR) decreases and possibility of losing target becomes as a significant issue. Simulations showed that the selection of cut-on and cut-off wavelengths of midwave band pass filters which can be implemented in the optical path of the seeker is very important in order to maintain lock-on during the mission. In this aspect, the critical electro-optical parameters of an air-to-air seeker are investigated before and after the launch.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10178, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII, 1017810 (3 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262549
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Birkan Cetin, TÜBITAK SAGE (Turkey)
Kutlu D. Kandemir, TÜBITAK SAGE (Turkey)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10178:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII
Gerald C. Holst; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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