8 September 1995 Navy EO sensor test-bed development for infrared search and track
Author Affiliations +
The U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research (ONR) is developing electro-optical (EO) sensor testbeds based on second-generation infrared (IR) focal plane array (FPA) technology, to be used for research and system demonstration in both shipboard and airborne applications. These technology-base sensors will demonstrate the functionality as well as many of the operational characteristics necessary ultimately in fielded infrared search and track (IRST) systems. The shipboard application involves the augmentation of existing and developmental radar assets in countering the advanced, sea-skimming, anti-ship missile (ASM) threat for mast-mounted use aboard high-value surface combatants. The ONR shipboard IRST testbed, the focus of this paper, currently is completing development, integration, and testing activities; BDM Federal (Arlington, Virginia) has supported these activities under contract to ONR over the past three years. The shipboard IRST testbed employs two separate, scanning FPAs covering the long wavelength IR (LWIR) and medium wavelength IR (MWIR). Preliminary test results show both a good correlation to predicted performance and a high level of absolute performance in terms of sensitivity and stabilization.
© (1995) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
George R. Ax, George R. Ax, James R. Buss, James R. Buss, } "Navy EO sensor test-bed development for infrared search and track", Proc. SPIE 2552, Infrared Technology XXI, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218222; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.218222


High-resolution QWIP and MCT FPA modules at AIM
Proceedings of SPIE (July 25 1999)
SASS a bi spectral panoramic IRST results...
Proceedings of SPIE (May 03 2010)
Low-cost shipborne passive infrared search and track
Proceedings of SPIE (December 14 2000)

Back to Top