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Optical aspects of infrared projector technologies for hardware-in-the-loop simulation applications
Author(s): Owen M. Williams; Edward James Bevan; Scott B. Mobley
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Paper Abstract

The optical aspects of infrared projectors designed specifically for application within real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation systems are examined. Particular attention is paid to the form of the spatial frequency transfer function and thereby to the factors that affect the spatial resolution within the composite optical system defined by the infrared projector and the imaging unit under test. Expressions are also developed allowing the calculation of both the output signal radiance and effective blackbody temperature for reflective infrared projectors, thus enabling the direct comparison of the radiant output capabilities of projectors of the emissive and reflective types.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1992
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1687, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II, (21 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137871
Show Author Affiliations
Owen M. Williams, Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia)
Edward James Bevan, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Scott B. Mobley, U.S. Army Missle Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1687:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II
Dieter Clement; Wendell R. Watkins, Editor(s)

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