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New generation of naval IRST: example of EOMS NG
Author(s): Dominique Maltese; Olivier Deyla; Guillaume Vernet; Carole Preux; Gisèle Hilt; Pierre-Olivier Nougues
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Paper Abstract

Modern warships ranging from Air Warfare Destroyers to Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) and Fast Patrol Boats have to deal with an ever increasing variety of threats, both symmetric and asymmetric, for self-protection. This last category has introduced new requirements for combat systems sensors and effectors: situation awareness in proximity of the own ship has become a priority, as well as the need for new, lethal or non-lethal effectors for timely and proportional response. Naval Combat Systems (CS) architects are then faced with an alternative: they can either use existing CS sensors, C2 and weapons, or else rely on new, specialized equipments. Both approaches have their pros and cons, with the cost issue not necessarily trivial to assess. In this paper, we present a multifunction system that is both a passive IRST (InfraRed Search and Track) sensor, designed to automatically detect and track air and surface threats, and an Electro Optical Director (EOD), capable of providing identification of objects as well as accurate 3D tracks. Following an introduction reviewing the design goals for the equipment, the EOMS NG processing architecture is described (Image & Tracking Processes). Then, system performances are presented for different scenarios provided from Field Tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7660, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI, 766004 (4 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850066
Show Author Affiliations
Dominique Maltese, Sagem Défense Sécurité (France)
Olivier Deyla, Sagem Défense Sécurité (France)
Guillaume Vernet, Sagem Défense Sécurité (France)
Carole Preux, Sagem Défense Sécurité (France)
Gisèle Hilt, Sagem Défense Sécurité (France)
Pierre-Olivier Nougues, Sagem Défense Sécurité (France)


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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