8 September 2011 Research on IRST operating range model for point target based on natural sky background
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Background has a very important influence on point target operating range of infrared search and track system(IRST). Based on the noise equation temperature difference(NETD) operating range model , a general noise parameter δ′ which describes the influence of background and system noise on the operating range is presented, and a new operating range model is founded including δ′. δ′ has clear meaning and gives explicit explanation for conventional detector-limited and background-limited operating range model. The algorithm of δ′ based on the ratio of background region to target area is proposed under natural sky background. The simulation shows that δ′ is valid for predicting point target operating range of IRST.
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Jihui Wang, Weiqi Jin, Zhiyun Gao, Xiaowei Wang, "Research on IRST operating range model for point target based on natural sky background", Proc. SPIE 8193, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2011: Advances in Infrared Imaging and Applications, 81933N (8 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.900826; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.900826
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