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Modelling the improved protection of fast jets from the IR MANPADS threat
Author(s): M. A. Richardson; N. Tranquillino-Minerva; B. Butters; R. Walmsley; R. Ayling; N. Millwood
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Paper Abstract

Anti-aircraft infrared (IR) guided missile systems, such as man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS), may be equipped with a variety of counter-countermeasure techniques. One such technique could be to look at the trajectory differences of a fast moving jet aircraft and a deployed flare countermeasure (this is often known as relative kinematics). This paper investigates, via simulation, what improvement in aircraft protection against MANPADS might be achieved by modifying these trajectory differences through the use of advanced flare decoys and forward firing techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6397, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures III, 63970F (5 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.690191
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M. A. Richardson, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
N. Tranquillino-Minerva, Cranfield Univ. (United Kingdom)
B. Butters, Chemring Countermeasures (United Kingdom)
R. Walmsley, Chemring Countermeasures (United Kingdom)
R. Ayling, Chemring Countermeasures (United Kingdom)
N. Millwood, Chemring Countermeasures (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6397:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures III
David H. Titterton, Editor(s)

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