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Night Vision And Electro-Optics Laboratory (NVEOL) Performance Model And Its Use
Author(s): C. Hoover; J. Ratches; F. Shields; K. Mayo
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses the major design tools utilized at the Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory (NVEOL) for analyzing electro-optical sensor systems. The Thermal Static Performance Model is described as an example of the methods used. The other systems models are based on the same concepts both in analysis and computer programming. The basic approach for all the laboratory and field models is tied to measurement techniques. The models provide a set of tools to write specifications, design systems and analyze requirements. The basic thermal model code, its use, and limitations will be explained. The current version utilized at NVEOL makes use of an interactive input data structure, and includes a graphics package for field performance. Similiar models exist for image intensifiers (II), television (TV), and aided/unaided eye. These models however are not as widely used and therefore have not received the same level of resources as the thermal models. All of these models enable one to predict performance against a variety of target configurations and atmospheric conditions including smoke. The use of the computer programs is illustra-ted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0327, Sensor Design Using Computer Tools, (30 June 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933347
Show Author Affiliations
C. Hoover, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory (United States)
J. Ratches, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory (United States)
F. Shields, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory (United States)
K. Mayo, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0327:
Sensor Design Using Computer Tools
John A. Jamieson, Editor(s)

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