1 December 1991 Infrared simulation of missile dome heating
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Abstract
In supersonic flight, the JR dome of a missile becomes heated by friction with the air. This heating creates an IR flux that can overload the detector, obscuring the target image created by the onboard JR sensor. The problem is becoming more severe as faster missiles with more sensitive infrared imagers are developed. A new hot Dome Simulator that allows missile designers to simulate these effects in the laboratory has been developed. This device enables improvements in hardware and software to be tested conveniently and inexpensively.
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Brian W. Rich, "Infrared simulation of missile dome heating", Proc. SPIE 1540, Infrared Technology XVII, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48787; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.48787
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