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Evaluation Of Aerosol-Obscured Infrared Imagers
Author(s): E. R. Craine; M. A. Lancaster; R. M. Ransier
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Paper Abstract

Military infrared devices are vulnerable to a variety of countermeasures which must be qualitatively and quantitatively evaluated to assure effective application of the systems. Because of the high costs of field testing this equipment, attempts to create various environments for simulating battlefield conditions have evolved. We report on progress with a shortened real-world simulator and an instrumented field van used to provide validating real-world data. Both facilities are being used in the presence of obscuring aerosols to study the behavior of infrared imagers in the 2-14 micrometer bands. We discuss the capabilities of the facility and the nature of the measurements involved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0430, Infrared Technology IX, (19 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936368
Show Author Affiliations
E. R. Craine, Bell Technical Operations Textron (United States)
M. A. Lancaster, Bell Technical Operations Textron (United States)
R. M. Ransier, Bell Technical Operations Textron (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0430:
Infrared Technology IX
Richard A. Mollicone; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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