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Evaluation of infrared-signature suppression of ships
Author(s): H. M. A. Schleijpen
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Paper Abstract

Reduction of the infrared signature of warships helps to increase their survivability. Two methods to reduce the infrared signature are discussed: the cooling of exhaust gases and the application of low emissivity paint. The infrared signature of a generic frigate has been calculated with and without signature reduction. The signature values are used to determine the lock-on range of four generic infrared seeker heads of anti ship missiles ranging from hot spot seekers to imaging seekers. From the reduction in lock-on range the reduction in hit probability is calculated. The results show that both exhaust gas cooling and low emissivity paint contribute to the survivability of a warship.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2742, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation II, (17 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243002
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H. M. A. Schleijpen, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2742:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation II
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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