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Infrared Processing Techniques For Air-To-Air Missiles
Author(s): Lynn L. Deibler
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Paper Abstract

Possible optical processing techniques which could be applied to infrared (IR) guidance systems are discussed and a program plan for developing the necessary hardware is proposed. During this program, optical techniques which can be used to manipulate or analyze the incoming IR energy prior to detection by a focal plane array will be investigated. Present IR seeker systems use little of the available information contained in the target radiation due to limitations in electronic detection techniques and processing capability. The next logical step beyond focal plane arrays is to develop systems which use spectrum analyzers, tapered fiber bundles, Fourier transforms, and optical switches to increase target detection range and reduce electronic complexities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1979
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0187, System Aspects of Electro-optics, (4 October 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.965590
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Lynn L. Deibler, AF Armament Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0187:
System Aspects of Electro-optics
Harold B Jeffreys, Editor(s)

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