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Infrared Modeling Of Battlefields And Armored Vehicles
Author(s): Edward C. Friday
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Armament Laboratory (AFATL) is currently involved in programs to develop increased capability against massed armor threats. The requirement for small air-to-sur-face anti-armor weapons capable of detecting targets in a high clutter background is recognized by Air Force exploratory development agencies. This paper describes the effort now under way to evaluate the performance of candidate infrared seekers against armor targets in various backgrounds. To this end, a target/background model is being built using measurements made of tactical targets and backgrounds under a variety of conditions. An in-frared scene, generated by the model, will be presented to candidate seekers which will exercise target detection and tracking algorithms as scene range and aspect angle change according to a flight dynamics model. The philosophy of generating realistic infrared scenes from measured data will be discussed as well as techniques required to represent armor targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0219, Electro-Optical Technology for Autonomous Vehicles, (24 April 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958550
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Edward C. Friday, Eglin Air Force Base (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0219:
Electro-Optical Technology for Autonomous Vehicles
Ronald N. Hubbard, Editor(s)

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