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Use of a transmissometer model for infrared smoke model validation and assessment of obscuration and detection times
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Paper Abstract

CounterSim is a countermeasures modelling and simulation application developed by Chemring engineers to study the use of expendable countermeasures in air, land and naval scenarios. The CounterSim transmissometer model was originally developed in order to validate an obscurant model using measurement data from trials. In principle, it can also be used to assess line of sight transmission and detection times in military scenarios such as vehicle self protection, projected smoke to cover battlefields and littoral operations by ships supporting land operations. Ships could be facing land based threats in littoral operations. Smokes can be regarded as a nuisance rather than an asset and users will want to minimise self obscuration of their EO/IR systems. The transmissometer model offers a means of monitoring obscuration in simulations for blue on red and red on blue effectors. The paper describes a simple littoral scenario and some of the issues that arise with the transmissometer model used to monitor lies of sight to and from platforms through ambient temperature obscurants and hot smoke. Requirements for the future development of a tracking transmissometer are outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 October 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7115, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures V, 71150T (2 October 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803650
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Brian Butters, Chemring Countermeasures Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Roy Walmsley, Chemring Countermeasures Ltd. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7115:
Technologies for Optical Countermeasures V
David H. Titterton; Mark A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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