5 May 2008 Multispectral radiometers (ColoRad) for spectro-temporal flares intensity emission measurements
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As more and more spectral ranges are used by different threat detecting sensors, the effectiveness of a countermeasure is becoming more and more dependent on how similar its emitted spectrum is to the object that it is supposed to simulate. As a result, the need to model and test the countermeasure radiometric output (in radiance units) and contrast (in radiant intensity units) or effective temperature at different wavelengths simultaneously increases in importance during both R&D and production for both the producer of countermeasures (to confuse the seekers) and the producer of missile seekers (to prevent seeker confusion). We have developed a family of multi-spectral radiometers (ColoRad) specifically designed to quantitatively measure countermeasure spectral signatures dynamically for precise characterization. In this paper we describe the design of such instrumentation, including the various modes of operation and highlighting the important instrument features for the present application. In addition an example of measurement is given here to demonstrate its usefulness. The ColoRad performance parameter values are also given in this paper.
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Dario Cabib, Dario Cabib, Amir Gil, Amir Gil, Tamir Barak, Tamir Barak, Adam D. Devir, Adam D. Devir, Michael Y. Engel, Michael Y. Engel, Ilan Mendelewicz, Ilan Mendelewicz, Sahar Vilan, Sahar Vilan, Yossi Bushlin, Yossi Bushlin, } "Multispectral radiometers (ColoRad) for spectro-temporal flares intensity emission measurements", Proc. SPIE 6940, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV, 694039 (5 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.785210; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.785210
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