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TANDIR: projectile warning system using uncooled bolometric technology
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Paper Abstract

Following the demand for affordable, various range and light-weight protection against ATGM's, Elisra develops a cost-effective passive IR system for ground vehicles. The system is based on wide FOV uncooled bolometric sensors with full azimuth coverage and a lightweight processing & control unit. The system design is based on the harsh environmental conditions. The basic algorithm discriminates the target from its clutter and predicts the time to impact (TTI) and the target aiming direction with relation to vehicle. The current detector format is 320*240 pixels and frame rate is 60 Hz, Spectral response is on Far Infrared (8-14&mgr;). The digital video output has 14bit resolution & wide dynamic range. Future goal is to enhance detection performance by using large format uncooled detector (640X480) with improved sensitivity and higher frame rates (up to 120HZ).

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6542, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIII, 654238 (14 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.721825
Show Author Affiliations
Z. Horovitz-Limor, Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. (Israel)
M. Zahler, Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6542:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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