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Development Of The Boeing Infrared Sensor (BIRS) Calibration Facility
Author(s): Eugene T. Ihlenfeldt
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Paper Abstract

A large new calibration facility, designated BIRS, has been recently completed and made operational at the Boeing Kent Space Center near Seattle. Initially configured for calibration of the Army's Airborne Optical Adjunct (AOA) sensor, the facility has the capability to perform radiometric and goniometric calibrations of large infrared sensors under simulated operational conditions. It also has the potential for growth into other applications such as hardware-in-the-loop and seeker testing. In its present configuration, the BIRS facility provides environmental simulation for endoatmospheric sensors. The facility is designed for easy adaptation of the sensor chamber and optics chamber to simulate exoatmospheric environments as well. This paper will describe the development of this unique capability and will present aspects of the facility useful to the potential user.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1989
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1110, Imaging Infrared: Scene Simulation, Modeling, and Real Image Tracking, (20 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960733
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Eugene T. Ihlenfeldt, Boeing Aerospace (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1110:
Imaging Infrared: Scene Simulation, Modeling, and Real Image Tracking
August J. Huber; Milton J. Triplett; James R. Wolverton, Editor(s)

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