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IRST and its perspective
Author(s): Arie N. de Jong
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Paper Abstract

This paper starts with a review of the status of presently available IRST sensors and continues with the problems that they are facing, even after more than 25 years of development. The problems arise from uncertainty in target signatures, atmospheric effects, background clutter and different types of hardware and processing shortcomings. Yet IRST has a promising future thanks to increase in knowledge on target/background signatures, improved optics and electronics sensor fusion and algorithm development. Furthermore IRST has good perspective due to the increased number of applications for various platforms and scenarios. The perspective grows with the increased performance for lower price. It is important to consider here IRST as part of the platform system and to endeavor for close integration with other system components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2552, Infrared Technology XXI, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218217
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Arie N. de Jong, TNO Physics and Electronics Lab. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2552:
Infrared Technology XXI
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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