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Runway-based infrared sensor for enhanced vision of approaching aircraft
Author(s): John Lester Miller; Richard Kerr; James L. Gates; Terry Dickerson
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Paper Abstract

A series of tests were conducted to assess the feasibility and performance of a fixed-field, infrared landing monitor system, located on the runway. The resultant images are used to provide enhanced vision for ground personal, in contrast to the more traditional enhanced vision for the flight crew. This paper describes the architecture and design of a dithered 320 by 240 MWIR InSb infrared camera, along with qualitative performance and test results. Issues associated with SWIR/MWIR bandpass selection, FPA type and atmospheric penetration are discussed as well as resolution requirements. Images of aircraft landing on an aircraft carrier are included for illustrative purposes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4023, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2000, (23 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389338
Show Author Affiliations
John Lester Miller, FLIR Systems Inc. (United States)
Richard Kerr, FLIR Systems Inc. (United States)
James L. Gates, FLIR Systems Inc. (United States)
Terry Dickerson, FLIR Systems Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4023:
Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2000
Jacques G. Verly, Editor(s)

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