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In-Flight Resolution And Sensitivity Evaluation For Airborne Thermal Imaging Systems
Author(s): Steven E. Shimer; John L. Minor
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents methods used to quantify the resolution and thermal sensitivity of an airborne Thermal Imaging System (TIS) in the in-flight environment. By determining in-flight resolution and sensitivity of the total system including sensor, aircraft inter-face, display and pilot, a realistic measure of the system's true operational performance capabilities can be determined. The effects of target radiation and atmospheric transmittance are included in the evaluation. Descriptions of two types of aircraft systems, the Single Seat Night Attack (SSNA) A-10 and the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared System for Night (LANTIRN), are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1986
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0590, Infrared Technology and Applications, (1 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952007
Show Author Affiliations
Steven E. Shimer, Ball Aerospace Systems (United States)
John L. Minor, Avionics Division/ENV (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0590:
Infrared Technology and Applications
Lionel R. Baker; Andre Masson, Editor(s)

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