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Large-aperture staring systems
Author(s): Piet B. W. Schwering; Gerrit de Leeuw; Peter J. Fritz
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Paper Abstract

For long range detection of low observable targets at sea infrared search and track systems are needed with high sensitivity. This goal can be achieved by integrating two-dimensional focal plane arrays into large optics. We have performed tests with such an integrated system in the 3 - 5 micrometers band, by using an InSb array with a 30 cm aperture. Besides this infrared band a scanning 10 micrometers detector is also placed in the optics for reference purposes. With the high frame rates (25 Hz) of present day FPAs we also have a powerful tool to reject background clutter (by temporal analysis). With this system we performed observations of atmospheric effects such as scintillation, under different atmospheric conditions. The gathered data were analyzed in a preliminary way, and both bands are compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2269, Infrared Technology XX, (17 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188674
Show Author Affiliations
Piet B. W. Schwering, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
Gerrit de Leeuw, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)
Peter J. Fritz, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2269:
Infrared Technology XX
Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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