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Multiple use of an IR missile approach warning system
Author(s): Ingo Schwaetzer
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Paper Abstract

PIMAWS (Passive IR Missile Approach Warning System) is an Advanced Technology Demonstrator (ATD) for a Passive IR Missile Approach Warning System for use on all flying platforms. The ATD is under development under a contract to the German MoD. First the presentation about PIMAWS will cover the basic design principles to understand, how the system is working (based on real-time signal- and image-processing algorithms): Requirements for passive missile warning. Solution between high repetition rate and sensitivity. PIMAWS design-principles. Status of the Advanced Technology Demonstrator. Image processing algorithms. False alarm reduction. Results of ground based and airborne trials. Video scenes from life firings against the sensor. Integration into Defensive Aids Systems. System Performance. The second part will show, how PIMAWS can be used as a collision avoidance sensor aboard a flying platform: Extended SW function for collision avoidance. Algorithm. Video scenes. The third part will cover the use as a pointable IR staring camera, as an airborne surveillance sensor for SAR and CSAR applications. Video scenes. The end will show different possibilities of the integration into flying platforms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5074, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX, (10 October 2003);
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Ingo Schwaetzer, Bodenseewerk Geraetetechnik GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5074:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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