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Understanding system trades: a tutorial
Author(s): Gerald C. Holst
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Paper Abstract

Finding the optimum design is an iterative decision process. Every step in the design process that has conflicting needs requires a trade study. Trade studies indicate which component(s) affect acquisition range the most and the least. The variables include sensor parameters (focal length, aperture diameter, detector size, noise, and viewing distance) and scenario (target size, target/background contrast, line-of-sight jitter, atmospheric transmittance, and atmospheric turbulence). With an almost infinite number of trades possible, selecting the most important requires a priori knowledge of each parameter, the relationship to others, and its effect on acquisition range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2017
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10178, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII, 101780K (3 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2267005
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Gerald C. Holst, JCD Publishing (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10178:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVIII
Gerald C. Holst; Keith A. Krapels, Editor(s)

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