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Target and background simulation for seeker scenarios
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Paper Abstract

The requirements of several target and background situations for a specific target projector system are examined to determine how to present the proper output to the system under test. Consideration is given to both a uniform cold (high altitude) background and a warmer (low altitude) varying background. Target requirements took into account high and low altitude, single or multiple angles, exhaust plumes, and possible countermeasures. It is recommended that a separate, special purpose simulator based on a single mirror for uniform cold backgrounds should be built for limited but important situations. A surface that provides radiation only by reflection using a very cold radiator is proposed for radiative transfer. The very cold radiator contributes only a designed amount of radiation controlled by baffling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1762, Infrared Technology XVIII, (5 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138949
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Mary G. Turner, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
William L. Wolfe, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1762:
Infrared Technology XVIII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Freeman D. Shepherd, Editor(s)

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