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Artemis: Staring IRST for the FREMM frigate
Author(s): Christophe Grollet; Yves Klein; Vincent Megaides
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Paper Abstract

Dealing with military and asymmetric threats represents a key issue for any military vessel in various environment. In order to support ship's self protection, Thales has designed a new generation of naval infrared search and track (IRST) called ARTEMIS that has been selected to equip Future European Multi Roles Frigates (FREMM). ARTEMIS is a fully passive infrared surveillance system capable of automatically detecting and tracking both air and surface targets simultaneously. It is able to detect and track maneuvering and stealthy new threats as well as surface asymmetric threats. This paper describes technologies than has been introduced in ARTEMIS design (large IR FPA, original optical design, electronic stabilization, dedicated algorithms on COTS processing boards). It also describes the advantages offered by this new concept of electro-optical surveillance with fully static sensor heads compared to existing scanning solutions from a technical, operational and logistics point of view.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6542, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIII, 654233 (14 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.724485
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Christophe Grollet, Thales Optronique SA (France)
Yves Klein, Thales Optronique SA (France)
Vincent Megaides, Thales Optronique SA (France)

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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