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Thermal Target Projector For Mrtd Testing And Vehicle Identification Training
Author(s): Joseph R. Moulton
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a unique Thermal Target Projector (TTP) that has been developed for use with infrared imagers operating in the 8-12 and 3-5 micrometer regions. The application of the TTP includes measurement of the minimum resolvable temperature difference (MRTD) of thermal night sights in laboratory or remote field environments and thermal combat vehicle identification training when used with a library of target scenes. The TTP produces highly realistic target embedded scenes containing single or multiple target arrays when viewed by thermal night sights. The thermal scenes and MRTD patterns are hosted on an IR filmstrip under microprocessor control that permits image frame and temperature intensity selection using a remote pendant. Sample imagery obtained using the TTP and representative IR filmstrips will be presented and discussed as part of the presentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0765, Imaging Sensors and Displays, (1 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940195
Show Author Affiliations
Joseph R. Moulton, E-OIR Measurements, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0765:
Imaging Sensors and Displays
Charles Freeman, Editor(s)

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