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ShipIR model validation using NATO SIMVEX experiment results
Author(s): Doug S. Fraedrich; Espen Stark; Lars Trygve Heen; Craig Miller
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Paper Abstract

An infrared field trial has been conducted by a NATO science panel on IR ship signatures, TG-16. This trial was planned, designed and executed for the expressed purpose of the validation of predictive IR ship signature simulations. The details of the trial were dictated by a thoughtful validation methodology, which exploits the concept of "experimental precision." Two governmental defense laboratories, the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment and the US Naval Research Laboratory have used this trial data to perform a validation analysis on the ShipIR IR signature code. This analysis quantifies prediction accuracy of the current versions of the code and identifies specific portions of the code that need to be upgraded to improve prediction accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 September 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5075, Targets and Backgrounds IX: Characterization and Representation, (5 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.485684
Show Author Affiliations
Doug S. Fraedrich, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Espen Stark, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)
Lars Trygve Heen, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (Norway)
Craig Miller, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5075:
Targets and Backgrounds IX: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement; William R. Reynolds, Editor(s)

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