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Infrared simulation of missile dome heating
Author(s): Brian W. Rich
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Paper Abstract

In supersonic flight, the JR dome of a missile becomes heated by friction with the air. This heating creates an IR flux that can overload the detector, obscuring the target image created by the onboard JR sensor. The problem is becoming more severe as faster missiles with more sensitive infrared imagers are developed. A new hot Dome Simulator that allows missile designers to simulate these effects in the laboratory has been developed. This device enables improvements in hardware and software to be tested conveniently and inexpensively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1540, Infrared Technology XVII, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48787
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Brian W. Rich, Santa Barbara Infrared, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1540:
Infrared Technology XVII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Scholl; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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