5 August 2004 Incorporation of sea-surface clutter in infrared scenes for antiship cruise missile models
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Advanced techniques for generating infrared (IR) scenes of a maritime environment for use in an imaging infrared (IIR) Anti-Ship Cruise Missile (ASCM) are discussed. The enhancements include the incorporation of a cluttered sea surface using an improved version of the Mermelstein sea-surface model. The US Naval Research Laboratory has implemented this capability for generating uncorrelated clutter into IR scenes for use in the CRUISE_Missiles ASCM model. These techniques for capturing the more complex features of the environment will become increasingly important as more low-observable (LO) ships, advanced imaging ASCMs and new IR decoy techniques are designed and deployed. This paper presents the design and implementation of a static clutter model, as well as a qualitative validation of the synthesized scenes based on field data.
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Douglas S. Fraedrich, Douglas S. Fraedrich, Colin P. Cahill, Colin P. Cahill, Robert E. Gover, Robert E. Gover, Craig D. Miller, Craig D. Miller, Patrick C. Shaw, Patrick C. Shaw, Thomas M. Taczak, Thomas M. Taczak, "Incorporation of sea-surface clutter in infrared scenes for antiship cruise missile models", Proc. SPIE 5431, Targets and Backgrounds X: Characterization and Representation, (5 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542423; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.542423

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