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Optimization of the spectral bandwidth for a missile launch detector
Author(s): Zeev Zalevsky; Steven Lashansky
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Paper Abstract

The spectral bandwidth of missile launch detector (MLD) is a key factor that determines the overall performance of the system. For any given scenario the performance of the system is dependent on the atmospheric profile, background clutter, scenario geometry, target signature and many other parameters. This paper will show that the optimal spectral bandwidth for a MLD is scenario dependent. The requirements for a satellite based MLD are different from the requirements for a ground based MLD. Background clutter, signal to noise and atmospheric transmission were examined in order to predict the overall system performance. The simulation presented sevearl dependences between the various physical parameters. A statistical model for the background clutter is presented and incorporated into the simulation procedure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 July 2002
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4745, Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Trans-National Defense, (24 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475856
Show Author Affiliations
Zeev Zalevsky, Israeli Defense Force (Israel)
Steven Lashansky, Israeli Defense Force (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4745:
Technologies, Systems, and Architectures for Trans-National Defense
Mark K. Hamilton, Editor(s)

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