21 September 1992 Optical aspects of infrared projector technologies for hardware-in-the-loop simulation applications
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The optical aspects of infrared projectors designed specifically for application within real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation systems are examined. Particular attention is paid to the form of the spatial frequency transfer function and thereby to the factors that affect the spatial resolution within the composite optical system defined by the infrared projector and the imaging unit under test. Expressions are also developed allowing the calculation of both the output signal radiance and effective blackbody temperature for reflective infrared projectors, thus enabling the direct comparison of the radiant output capabilities of projectors of the emissive and reflective types.
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Owen M. Williams, Owen M. Williams, Edward James Bevan, Edward James Bevan, Scott B. Mobley, Scott B. Mobley, } "Optical aspects of infrared projector technologies for hardware-in-the-loop simulation applications", Proc. SPIE 1687, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds II, (21 September 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137871; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.137871

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