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Scene simulation projector for wide-angle infrared imagers
Author(s): Michael E. Couture
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Paper Abstract

Infrared dynamic scene simulation using projection optics is becoming increasingly common for FLIR's and missile seekers that have narrow to moderate fields of view. This simulation capability enables an imaging system to be tested under a wide variety of simulated scenarios while mitigating some of the cost and complexity of field-testing. OPTICS 1, Inc. has completed a Phase I SBIR and has started Phase II activities to design, fabricate and test an infrared scene projector for wide-angle infrared imaging systems. Specifically, a need was identified to develop dynamic scene simulation capability for extremely wide-angle infrared imagers such as that under development by OPTICS 1 for contract F08630-98-C- 0022 in support of the Programmable Integrated Ordinance Suite program. This sensor images a full hemispheric field of view and therefore presents extreme challenges for scene projection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3697, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IV, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352923
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Michael E. Couture, OPTICS 1, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3697:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IV
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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