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End-to-end system performance analysis model for FLIR sensor using PC-based scientific spreadsheet
Author(s): William H. Wan
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Paper Abstract

Often FLIR system performances are predicted using standard models such as FLIR92 and ACQUIRE from the US Army NIght Vision and ELectronic Sensor DIrectorate. These models typically produce results such as MRTD verses spatial frequency, NETD, and probability of detection and/or recognition ranges, etc. This paper presents and end-to-end FLIR system performance model using actual IR scene as an input, and produces visual output. This model is developed and run using a commercially available PC based scientific spreadsheet, and it can predict how an actual target would appear on the display of a particular FLIR sensor under a given atmospheric condition and range. It serves as a helpful supplement to the FLIR92 and ACQUIRE models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 June 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2743, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing VII, (10 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241968
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William H. Wan, FLIR Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2743:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing VII
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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