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SHIPIR/NTCS: a naval ship infrared signature countermeasure and threat engagement simulator
Author(s): David A. Vaitekunas; Karim Alexan; Owen E. Lawrence; Francoise Reid
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Paper Abstract

An integrated naval infrared target, countermeasure and threat model is presented. The target modeling capabilities include complex 3-D surface geometries, a thermal system model with auto-generated solar heating, sea/air convection, sea/sky radiation and inter-surface radiation, a surface radiance model which accounts for multiple diffuse reflections, observer-to-target atmospheric absorption and path radiance, and an exhaust gas dispersion and IR emission model. The IR images of any number of targets can be rendered simultaneously within a full-hemispherical sea/sky/sun background relative to an observer at a specified altitude, based on the atmospheric radiance, solar irradiance, path radiance and time-average solar sea-glint. Flare countermeasures are added to the scenario through definition of canisters, submunitions, burn characteristics and deployment tactics. The IR missile model has been constructed from a minimum number of parameters to keep the model generic and provide a reasonable estimate of IR susceptibility. The purpose of the model is to provide the tools necessary to develop and assess the effectiveness of infrared signature suppression and infrared countermeasures. A number of analysis methods are provided, including on- screen image analysis, polar signature plots, polar lock-on range and engagement simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1996
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2744, Infrared Technology and Applications XXII, (27 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243481
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David A. Vaitekunas, W.R. Davis Engineering Ltd. (Canada)
Karim Alexan, W.R. Davis Engineering Ltd. (Canada)
Owen E. Lawrence, W.R. Davis Engineering Ltd. (Canada)
Francoise Reid, Defence Research Establishment Valcartier (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2744:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija S. Scholl, Editor(s)

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