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SASS: a bi-spectral panoramic IRST - results from measurement campaigns with the Italian Navy
Author(s): S. U. de Ceglie; M. Lo Moro; R. Vita; A. Neri; G. Barani; M. Cavallini; C. Quaranta; G. Colombi
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Paper Abstract

Modern naval warfare asks for alerting system able to detect classical & asymmetric threats in support to radar in environment in which radar has reduced performance (on or near the sea surface). More, capability to offer high resolution images helps in ship identification, coastal & harbor surveillance as well as night navigation and rescue. All these tasks can be performed by an infrared search and track (IRST) system. This paper describes the IRST named Silent Acquisition and Surveillance System (SASS), developed for the Italian Navy and the tests jointly carried out by SELEX GALILEO and Italian Navy to characterize the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2010
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7660, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI, 766007 (3 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850042
Show Author Affiliations
S. U. de Ceglie, CISAM (Italy)
M. Lo Moro, CISAM (Italy)
R. Vita, CSSN ITE (Italy)
A. Neri, CSSN ITE (Italy)
G. Barani, SELEX Galileo (Italy)
M. Cavallini, SELEX Galileo (Italy)
C. Quaranta, SELEX Galileo (Italy)
G. Colombi, SELEX Galileo (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7660:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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