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Sensor exploitation of on-focal-plane signal processing for tactical airborne applications
Author(s): David E. Ludwig; Ronald Indin
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Paper Abstract

Design approaches to tactical air defense are outlined. A SAM and an air-to-air missile trajectory are used to optimize a system design for maximum target detection range, taking system noise and background clutter noise into account. Detection ranges of 30 km are found to be feasible except for bearing angles close to 90 and 270 deg when the background is between 35 and 75 km distant. Methods to operate in these gaps are suggested. For a 2D Dynamic Stare simulation using a real earth background, background noise was cut by five orders of magnitude, representing a base case type of performance for Dynamic Stare. Changes to make the system high resolution and high sensitivity are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1339, Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array Technology II, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23003
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David E. Ludwig, Irvine Sensors Corp. (United States)
Ronald Indin, Irvine Sensors Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1339:
Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array Technology II
John C. Carson, Editor(s)

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