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Laser dazzling of focal plane array cameras
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Paper Abstract

Laser countermeasures against infrared focal plane array cameras aim to saturate the full camera image. In this paper we will discuss the results of three different dazzling experiments performed with MWIR lasers and show that the obtained results are independent of the read-out mechanism of the camera and can be explained by an expression derived from the point spread function of the optics. This expression also allows us to estimate the required laser power to saturate a complete focal plane array in a camera system. Simulated Images with simulated dazzling effects based on this expression will be shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6543, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVIII, 65431B (30 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.718602
Show Author Affiliations
Ric (H.) M. A. Schleijpen, TNO Defense, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Johan C. van den Heuvel, TNO Defense, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Arjan L Mieremet, TNO Defense, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Benoit Mellier, CELAR (France)
Frank J. M. van Putten, TNO Defense, Security and Safety (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6543:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XVIII
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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