1 October 1991 Development of a multispectral airborne instrumentation system (AIS)
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Proceedings Volume 1576, 16th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves; 157661 (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2297930
Event: 16th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 1991, Lausanne, Switzerland
Abstract
The 3246th Test Wing at Eglin AFB FL and the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) at Atlanta GA are jointly developing a multispectral Airbone Instrumentation System (AIS) to be used in the collection of terrain (clutter) backscatter signatures as well as target-in-clutter signatures. The system will contain both a 95 GHz instrumentation radar system and a two color infrared (IR) camera system. The system is being developed to address the RDT&E data requirements for a variety of USAF and US Army weapon systems to include data required for modeling and analysis, hardware-in-the-loop simulators, and coincidental sensor/seeker under test baseline performance evaluation. The data quality and specific system parameters are such that the "scene" data collected can be merged or synthetically blended with the recent target signature collected under a number of joint services target data base collection programs. By establishing a "comparable" data base of high quality scene data, the sensor/seeker community will have a high quality, highly flexible data base for concept development and evaluation. Conicidental 95 GHz and 3 5 micron and 8-12 micron signatures of the scene will be collected, providing data for multimode sensor/seeker development. The characteristics of the 95 GHz radar include coherent, wide bandwidth (8 inch range resolution), polarimetric operation. The IR cameras available provide a variety of resolutions.
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W. C. Parnell, "Development of a multispectral airborne instrumentation system (AIS)", Proc. SPIE 1576, 16th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 157661 (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.2297930; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2297930
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