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ECOMOS software structure and key features
Author(s): E. Repasi; S. Keßler; P. Bijl; R. J. M. ten Hove; L. Labarre; D. Wegner; W. Wittenstein; H. Buersing
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Paper Abstract

ECOMOS is a multinational effort within the framework of an EDA Project Arrangement. Its aim is to provide a generally accepted and harmonized European computer model for computing nominal Target Acquisition (TA) ranges of optronic imagers operating in the Visible or thermal Infrared (IR). The project involves close co-operation of defense and security industry and public research institutes from five nations: France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Sweden. ECOMOS will use and combine existing European tools, to build up a strong competitive position. In Europe, there are two well-accepted approaches for providing TA performance data: the German TRM (Thermal Range Model) model and the Netherlands TOD (Triangle Orientation Discrimination) method. ECOMOS will include both approaches. The TRM model predicts TA performance analytically, whereas the TOD prediction model utilizes the TOD test method, imaging simulation and a Human Visual System model in order to assess device performance. For the characterization of atmosphere and environment, ECOMOS uses the French model and software MATISSE (Modélisation Avancée de la Terre pour l'Imagerie et la Simulation des Scènes et de leur Environnement). The first software implementation of ECOMOS has been finalized in spring 2019. In this presentation, the key features implemented in the current version are elucidated. In addition, the final ECOMOS software structure as well as an overview of the user guidance within ECOMOS are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2019
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 11159, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XVI, 111590K (9 October 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2536425
Show Author Affiliations
E. Repasi, Fraunhofer IOSB (Germany)
S. Keßler, Fraunhofer IOSB (Germany)
P. Bijl, TNO (Netherlands)
R. J. M. ten Hove, TNO (Netherlands)
L. Labarre, ONERA - DOTA MPSO (France)
D. Wegner, Fraunhofer IOSB (Germany)
W. Wittenstein, Consultant (Germany)
H. Buersing, Fraunhofer IOSB (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11159:
Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XVI
Duncan L. Hickman; Helge Bürsing, Editor(s)

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