Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California, United States
26 - 30 April 2020
Conference SI203
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXXI
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Abstract Due:
16 October 2019

Author Notification:
20 December 2019

Manuscript Due Date:
1 April 2020

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Sensor technologies are undergoing revolutionary advances. Increases in spatial, spectral, and temporal resolution, and in breadth of spectral coverage, render feasible sensors that function with unprecedented performance. Advances in computational power allow unparalleled exploitation of information collected by multicolor sensors, hyperspectral imagers, and multisensors. Existing applications are significantly enhanced and completely new application areas are arising. This has generated a renewed demand for measuring, modeling, and simulating target and background signatures and synthesizing multisensor contrast attributes to a depth of detail not seen before.

Sensor suites (multi-sensor platforms) are becoming prevalent. The methods used for design, modeling, analysis, and testing are generic to all imaging systems and apply to all sensors within a suite. Papers (listed in the following areas) are solicited for both non-thermal (UV, visible, low light level TV, NIR, SWIR, and mm) as well as thermal imaging systems (MWIR and LWIR).

The potential for smart sensing, robotic platforms, and communication networks has inspired both commercial and military users to look at families of affordable, interactive sensors to enhance situational awareness including surveillance, targeting, seekers, and damage assessment. Platforms for consideration are unmanned ground and air vehicles, munitions, and unattended ground sensors. Topics include:
  • smart sensor design
  • sensor suites (including sensor interactions)
  • sensor suite analysis metrics
  • testing metrics.
Varieties of models (e.g., NVIPM) exist for analyzing advanced imaging systems. New models or upgrades to existing models are necessary as new concepts are developed or existing systems are improved. Emerging technologies include uncooled detectors, quantum well detectors, novel scanning focal plane arrays, as well as image processing algorithms. The advantages of image processing on target detection has not been fully quantified. Topics include:
  • modeling of scanning, staring, TDI systems
  • imaging trackers and seekers
  • image quality metrics of sampled data systems
  • image processing models (applicable to target detection and recognition)
  • human factors
  • display characteristics
  • effects of sampling and phasing
  • system improvements gained by microscan
  • super-resolution
Model validation can only be ascertained through accurate and comprehensive testing. Topics include:
  • calibration
  • measurement techniques
  • uncertainty analysis
  • test requirements for second generation and uncooled systems
  • laboratory-field test correlation.
The sensor suite may contain laser range finders and laser designators. Future applications on unmanned ground and air vehicles will place more importance on integration, alignment, testing and field support of multi-sensor platforms. Topics include:
  • multi-sensor boresight
  • laser range finder and designator testing
  • low light level TV testing
  • development of test metrics for integrated systems
  • sensor fusion metrics
Imaging system optimization requires knowledge of the target signatures, and atmospheric propagation effects. Topics include:
  • target and background measurements and characterization
  • characterization of backgrounds in other than moderate climates, including the urban environment
  • improvements in and validation of target & background models including clutter
  • advances in scene simulation/representation models and related technologies.
  • camouflage, concealment & deception (CC&D)
  • target acquisition in benign and cluttered scenes
  • broad band atmospheric phenomena (absorption, scattering, and path radiance)
  • atmospheric turbulence effects on target acquisition
  • comparison of measure and predicted atmospheric transmission
Scene simulation and hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) focusses on smart weapon testing.Topics include:
  • Facilities, Testbed Examples/Techniques
  • development/feasibility of low-cost PC scene generators
  • real-time modeling and rendering of synthetic targets/backgrounds/countermeasures
  • image projection, signal injection, sensor bypass modelling
  • LADAR hyperspectral, semi-active laser, image generation and presentation for real-time HWIL. multiple bands/views, high spatial/frame rates, dynamic objects such as clouds, plumes, and explosions
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