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Description and performance of a 256 x 256 electrically heated pixel IR scene generator
Author(s): Stephen Paul Lake; Alan P. Pritchard; Ian M. Sturland; Anthony R. Murray; Anthony J. Prescott; David W. Gough
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Paper Abstract

A Thermal Picture Synthesis (TPS) system for displaying real-time IR scenes, for application in hardware-in-the-loop seeker head evaluation, is described. This device uses improved fabrication and addressing technologies. In operation, both the TPS and missile seeker head are mounted to a flight table and synthetically generated IR imagery is presented to the missile from the TPS. The missile 'flight' and the IR scene are controlled and updated in real time by computer, allowing closed-loop evaluation of seekers under laboratory conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1486, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45770
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen Paul Lake, British Aerospace PLC (United Kingdom)
Alan P. Pritchard, British Aerospace PLC (United Kingdom)
Ian M. Sturland, British Aerospace PLC (United Kingdom)
Anthony R. Murray, British Aerospace PLC (United Kingdom)
Anthony J. Prescott, British Aerospace PLC (United Kingdom)
David W. Gough, British Aerospace PLC (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1486:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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