1 November 1990 Sensor exploitation of on-focal-plane signal processing for tactical airborne applications
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Abstract
Design approaches to tactical air defense are outlined. A SAM and an air-to-air missile trajectory are used to optimize a system design for maximum target detection range, taking system noise and background clutter noise into account. Detection ranges of 30 km are found to be feasible except for bearing angles close to 90 and 270 deg when the background is between 35 and 75 km distant. Methods to operate in these gaps are suggested. For a 2D Dynamic Stare simulation using a real earth background, background noise was cut by five orders of magnitude, representing a base case type of performance for Dynamic Stare. Changes to make the system high resolution and high sensitivity are discussed.
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David E. Ludwig, Ronald Indin, "Sensor exploitation of on-focal-plane signal processing for tactical airborne applications", Proc. SPIE 1339, Materials, Devices, Techniques, and Applications for Z-Plane Focal Plane Array Technology II, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23003; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23003
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Target detection

Spatial filters

Missiles

Signal processing

Staring arrays

Filtering (signal processing)

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