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IRLooK: an advanced mobile infrared signature measurement, data reduction, and analysis system
Author(s): Tamer Cukur; Yelda Altug; Cihan Uzunoglu; Kayhan Kilic; Erdem Emir
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Paper Abstract

Infrared signature measurement capability has a key role in the electronic warfare (EW) self protection systems' development activities. In this article, the IRLooK System and its capabilities will be introduced. IRLooK is a truly innovative mobile infrared signature measurement system with all its design, manufacturing and integration accomplished by an engineering philosophy peculiar to ASELSAN. IRLooK measures the infrared signatures of military and civil platforms such as fixed/rotary wing aircrafts, tracked/wheeled vehicles and navy vessels. IRLooK has the capabilities of data acquisition, pre-processing, post-processing, analysis, storing and archiving over shortwave, mid-wave and long wave infrared spectrum by means of its high resolution radiometric sensors and highly sophisticated software analysis tools. The sensor suite of IRLooK System includes imaging and non-imaging radiometers and a spectroradiometer. Single or simultaneous multiple in-band measurements as well as high radiant intensity measurements can be performed. The system provides detailed information on the spectral, spatial and temporal infrared signature characteristics of the targets. It also determines IR Decoy characteristics. The system is equipped with a high quality field proven two-axes tracking mount to facilitate target tracking. Manual or automatic tracking is achieved by using a passive imaging tracker. The system also includes a high quality weather station and field-calibration equipment including cavity and extended area blackbodies. The units composing the system are mounted on flat-bed trailers and the complete system is designed to be transportable by large body aircraft.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6569, Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXI, 65690N (7 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.718990
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Tamer Cukur, ASELSAN A.Ş. (Turkey)
Yelda Altug, ASELSAN A.Ş. (Turkey)
Cihan Uzunoglu, ASELSAN A.Ş. (Turkey)
Kayhan Kilic, ASELSAN A.Ş. (Turkey)
Erdem Emir, ASELSAN A.Ş. (Turkey)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6569:
Acquisition, Tracking, Pointing, and Laser Systems Technologies XXI
Steven L. Chodos; William E. Thompson, Editor(s)

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