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Infrared search and track performance estimates for detection of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles
Author(s): Robert Nicholas; Ronald Driggers; David Shelton; Orges Furxhi
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Paper Abstract

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have become more readily available in the past 5 years and are proliferating rapidly. New aviation regulations are accelerating the use of UAVs in many applications. As a result, there are increasing concerns of potential air threats in situational environments including commercial airport security and drug trafficking. In this study, radiometric signatures of commercially available miniature UAVs is determined for long-wave infrared (LWIR) bands in both clear sky and partial cloudy conditions. Results are presented that compare LWIR performance estimates for the detection of commercial UAVs via infrared search and track (IRST) systems with two candidate sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10625, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX, 106250Y (26 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2305559
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Robert Nicholas, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Ronald Driggers, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
David Shelton, St. Johns Optical Systems (United States)
Orges Furxhi, St. Johns Optical Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10625:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX
Gerald C. Holst; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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