4 November 1999 Emerging electro-optical technologies for defense applications
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Proceedings Volume 3898, Photonic Systems and Applications in Defense and Manufacturing; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.368500
Event: International Symposium on Photonics and Applications, 1999, Singapore, Singapore
Technological breakthroughs in the field of imaging and non- imaging sensor sand the related signal processors helped the military users to achieve 'force multiplication'. Present day 'smart-weapon systems' are being converted to 'brilliant-weapon systems' to bridge the gap until the most potent new 'fourth generation systems' come on line based on nanotechnology. The recent military tactics have evolved to take advantage of ever improving technologies to improve the quality and performance over time. The drive behind these technologies is to get a first-pass-mission-success against the target with negligible collateral damage, protecting property and the lives of non-combatants. These technologies revolve around getting target information, detection, designation, guidance, aim-point selection, and mission accomplishment. The effectiveness of these technologies is amply demonstrated during recent wars. This paper brings out the emerging trends in visible/IR/radar smart-sensors and the related signal processing technologies that lead to brilliant guided weapon systems. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview to the readers about futuristic systems. This paper also addresses various system configurations including sensor-fusion.
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Ronda Venkateswarlu, W. Ser, Meng Hwa Er, and Philip Chan "Emerging electro-optical technologies for defense applications", Proc. SPIE 3898, Photonic Systems and Applications in Defense and Manufacturing, (4 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.368500; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.368500


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