6 October 2017 The European computer model for optronic system performance prediction (ECOMOS)
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ECOMOS is a multinational effort within the framework of an EDA Project Arrangement. Its aim is to provide a generally accepted and harmonized European computer model for computing nominal Target Acquisition (TA) ranges of optronic imagers operating in the Visible or thermal Infrared (IR). The project involves close co-operation of defence and security industry and public research institutes from France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Sweden.

ECOMOS uses and combines well-accepted existing European tools to build up a strong competitive position. This includes two TA models: the analytical TRM4 model and the image-based TOD model. In addition, it uses the atmosphere model MATISSE.

In this paper, the central idea of ECOMOS is exposed. The overall software structure and the underlying models are shown and elucidated. The status of the project development is given as well as a short discussion of validation tests and an outlook on the future potential of simulation for sensor assessment.
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Stefan Keßler, Stefan Keßler, Piet Bijl, Piet Bijl, Luc Labarre, Luc Labarre, Endre Repasi, Endre Repasi, Wolfgang Wittenstein, Wolfgang Wittenstein, Helge Bürsing, Helge Bürsing, "The European computer model for optronic system performance prediction (ECOMOS)", Proc. SPIE 10433, Electro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications XIV, 1043312 (6 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2279820; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2279820

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