23 June 2000 Runway-based infrared sensor for enhanced vision of approaching aircraft
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A series of tests were conducted to assess the feasibility and performance of a fixed-field, infrared landing monitor system, located on the runway. The resultant images are used to provide enhanced vision for ground personal, in contrast to the more traditional enhanced vision for the flight crew. This paper describes the architecture and design of a dithered 320 by 240 MWIR InSb infrared camera, along with qualitative performance and test results. Issues associated with SWIR/MWIR bandpass selection, FPA type and atmospheric penetration are discussed as well as resolution requirements. Images of aircraft landing on an aircraft carrier are included for illustrative purposes.
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John Lester Miller, Richard Kerr, James L. Gates, Terry Dickerson, "Runway-based infrared sensor for enhanced vision of approaching aircraft", Proc. SPIE 4023, Enhanced and Synthetic Vision 2000, (23 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389338; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.389338
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