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Emerging electro-optical technologies for defense applications
Author(s): Ronda Venkateswarlu; W. Ser; Meng Hwa Er; Philip Chan
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Paper Abstract

Technological breakthroughs in the field of imaging and non- imaging sensor sand the related signal processors helped the military users to achieve 'force multiplication'. Present day 'smart-weapon systems' are being converted to 'brilliant-weapon systems' to bridge the gap until the most potent new 'fourth generation systems' come on line based on nanotechnology. The recent military tactics have evolved to take advantage of ever improving technologies to improve the quality and performance over time. The drive behind these technologies is to get a first-pass-mission-success against the target with negligible collateral damage, protecting property and the lives of non-combatants. These technologies revolve around getting target information, detection, designation, guidance, aim-point selection, and mission accomplishment. The effectiveness of these technologies is amply demonstrated during recent wars. This paper brings out the emerging trends in visible/IR/radar smart-sensors and the related signal processing technologies that lead to brilliant guided weapon systems. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview to the readers about futuristic systems. This paper also addresses various system configurations including sensor-fusion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3898, Photonic Systems and Applications in Defense and Manufacturing, (4 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368500
Show Author Affiliations
Ronda Venkateswarlu, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
W. Ser, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Meng Hwa Er, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Philip Chan, Defence Technology Group (Singapore)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3898:
Photonic Systems and Applications in Defense and Manufacturing

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