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A Dynamic Simulator For Infrared Trackers
Author(s): U. Agam; L. Ziph; N. Fontyn; E. Gal
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Paper Abstract

A laboratory simulator for dynamic infrared scenes was built and used for evaluation of a FLIR tracker. Background and targets were simulated by separate fine mesh patterns. These are made by a special process enabling one to simulate real or synthetic (computer generated) infrared scenes. The set-up can be controlled to simulate target movements against a background in two degrees of freedom. The set-up also simulates independent tracker movements. The problems of superpositioning the target on the background in such a way that the target will not appear semitransparent, was achieved by meticulous set-up design. The simulator was used to measure the dependence of the performance of a FLIP tracker on: clutter, background temperature, target contrast, target movements, target range, and line of sight movement and vibrations. The paper describes set-up design considerations, target and background model fabrication methods and experimental test data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0819, Infrared Technology XIII, (10 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941814
Show Author Affiliations
U. Agam, Elbit Computers Ltd. (Israel)
L. Ziph, Schatzberg (Israel)
N. Fontyn, Elbit Computers Ltd. (Israel)
E. Gal, Elbit Computers Ltd. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0819:
Infrared Technology XIII
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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