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IRST testing methodologies: maritime infrared background simulator
Author(s): Piet B. W. Schwering
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we discuss methodologies to incorporate the effects of environments and scenarios in the testing of IRST systems. The proposed methodology is based on experience with sea based IRST trials combining the possibilities of performance assessment in required scenarios to the real performance in available coastal scenarios. For this purpose testing procedures depend strongly on accurate infrared target, background and atmosphere models. In particular, background effects can be dominating the performance in clutter conditions and can also dominate contrast values. For this purpose a maritime background model has been developed for use in test procedures. The model generates a scene image sequence containing background structure, including sea, sky, clouds, coastal and sun glint information up to a frame rate of 25 Hz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6206, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII, 620621 (18 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.667990
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Piet B. W. Schwering, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6206:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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