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Evolution path of MWS technologies: RF, IR, and UV
Author(s): Gil Tidhar; Raanan Schlisselberg
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Paper Abstract

In recent years some major technological developments in the fields of electro-optics and computer H/W took place, which call for reconsideration of the development paths for missile warning systems (MWS). In this work, we provide a review of the technological developments, and then suggest a framework for the following issues: (a) Prioritization of requirements for MWS, (b) Selection of best candidate technologies for next-generation MWS, (c) Establishing a generic parameter sensitivity model for MWS performance, with which we could quantify the effects of different design choices on system-level performance. Our work shows that (a) Infrared optical H/W remains the leading technology for MWS applications, (b) 3rd generation infrared imaging H/W will make a significant impact on MWS performance, compared with 2nd generation based IR-MWS system's performance. (c) Dual band infrared sensor FPAs now under development will further improve performance, yet the improvement will be offset by the lack of some of the more important features of the 3rd generation imagers-very high resolution and frame rate (d) A combination of 3rd generation and dual band IR imaging, when it becomes available, will provide yet another significant improvement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5783, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI, (31 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.607226
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Gil Tidhar, Ministry of Defense, Directorate of Defense Research and Development (Israel)
Raanan Schlisselberg, Ministry of Defense, Directorate of Defense Research and Development (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5783:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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