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Prewetting systems as an active IR signature control tool
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Paper Abstract

The advent of low-observable (stealth) ships, of which the new Air Defense and Command Frigate (LCF) is an example, must be followed by an increased interest in signature control during operations. Taking full operational advantage of the stealth character of low-observable ships requires on-board signature control. At all times, the ship's visibility for expected threats must be known. This paper presents an active infrared-signature control system, that will be used on board the LCF. The system is the first step towards a full signature management system, which takes into account all systems affecting the signature during operations. Such a system should not only consider electro- optical signatures, but all relevant signatures: radar, acoustic, magnetic, etc.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 August 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4718, Targets and Backgrounds VIII: Characterization and Representation, (6 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478801
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Filip P. Neele, TNO (Netherlands)
Wim de Jong, TNO (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4718:
Targets and Backgrounds VIII: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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