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Surface-based IRST: a selection process for sensor parameter values
Author(s): Bjorn F. Andresen; Oded Ben-David; Shlomo Glazer; Shmuel Roth; Baruch Levy
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Paper Abstract

The parameter values for a Navy's IRST (infrared search and track) sensor are determined by (1) the operational requirements, (2) the available best technology, and (3) past experience with IRST system design. The selection process for the parameter values is illustrated by use of a set of operational requirements representative of the North Sea. Initial values of the optics parameters are determined by use of a design diagram. The approximate sensor parameter values are input to the TEDIS design computer algorithm for optimization. The effectiveness of the false-alarm reduction algorithms will depend on some of the sensor parameter values. The final assessment of these values can therefore be made only after performance testing of the algorithms. The design of a combined radiometer -- IRST testbed, the SIRDAS, is outlined. This system is used for measuring high quality target and clutter data in the potential battlefields. This data is essential for testing and fine-tuning of the all- important false alarm reduction algorithms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3061, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIII, (13 August 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280378
Show Author Affiliations
Bjorn F. Andresen, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Oded Ben-David, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Shlomo Glazer, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Shmuel Roth, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)
Baruch Levy, ElOp Electrooptics Industries Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3061:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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