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Evaluating Defeat Mechanisms Of Electro-Optical Systems Onboard Remotely Piloted Vehicles
Author(s): E. R. Craine; M. A. Lancaster; R. M. Ransier; K. D. Voigt
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Paper Abstract

With increased interest in the use of remotely piloted vehicles for airborne reconnaissance, there has been an increased awareness of the importance of electro-optical systems as applied to these vehicles. This interest is further heightened by technical advances in the development of applicable detectors in visual through infrared bands. Numerous types of countermeasures, as well as natural phenomena, are potentially capable of defeating these systems. Controlled laboratory and field measurements of the behavior of electro-optical systems in the presence of obscurants or active interferers represent a potentially useful technique for determining first-order effects of interferers on system operation. We discuss a facility possessing this capability which is of potential value to developers and users of remotely piloted vehicles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 1984
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0424, Airborne Reconnaissance VII, (9 January 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.936202
Show Author Affiliations
E. R. Craine, Bell Technical Operations Textron (United States)
M. A. Lancaster, Bell Technical Operations Textron (United States)
R. M. Ransier, Bell Technical Operations Textron (United States)
K. D. Voigt, Bell Technical Operations Textron (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0424:
Airborne Reconnaissance VII
Paul A. Henkel, Editor(s)

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