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Modelling a man-portable air-defence (MANPAD) system with a conical scan two-colour infrared (IR) seeker
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Paper Abstract

The use of flares of flares against 1st and 2nd generation man-portable air-defence (MANPAD) systems proved to be very effective. This naturally led to the development of counter-countermeasures (CCM) that could be incorporated into the MANPADs infrared (IR) seeker. One possible CCM is two-colour where the seeker detects in two separate IR bands. It is designed to exploit the different spectral characteristics of the target and flare. In this paper we describe the modelling process of a two-colour conical scan (conscan) IR seeker using CounterSim, a missile engagement and countermeasure simulation software tool developed by Chemring Countermeasures Ltd. It starts by explaining the signal processing needed to be able to reject the flare and track the target. The MANPAD model is then used in an engagement with a fast jet model and a transport aircraft model. Flares are first deployed reactively then released throughout an engagement to investigate the effect of flare release time and the viability of pre-emptive countermeasures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8187, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures VIII, 81870S (6 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897118
Show Author Affiliations
James Jackman, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Mark Richardson, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
Brian Butters, Chemring Countermeasures Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Roy Walmsley, Chemring Countermeasures Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8187:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures VIII
David H. Titterton; Mark A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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