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IRST test standardization for panoramic IR sensors
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Paper Abstract

Infrared staring sensors used in a large field of view (panoramic) applications such as IRST and MWS are still in need for specialized figures of merit to bridge the gap between feasible laboratory measurements and specification and actual performance. Imaging applications has so far dominated the industry attention and so the need to examine the applicability of conventional analyzing concepts and testing procedures for the new applications was overlooked. In this paper we present a universal test station for panoramic MWS/IRST sensors, designed by Elisra and built by CI-Systems Inc. Following the description of the test station configuration, a set of measurable figures of merit and corresponding test procedures that were devised by the authors to support a panoramic sensor specification are introduced. The figures of merit, replacing conventional resolution, sensitivity and pointing accuracy mapping concepts are suggested and explained as viable alternative to the analogous imaging sensors measurement concepts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4030, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XI, (17 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391769
Show Author Affiliations
Gil Tidhar, Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Shavit Nadav, Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. (Israel)
Meir Danino, Elisra Electronic Systems Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4030:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XI
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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