7 May 2012 Study of hyperspectral characteristics of different types of flares and smoke candles
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Modern infrared camouflage and countermeasure technologies used in the context of military operations have evolved rapidly over the last decade. Indeed, some infrared seekers and decoy/flares tend to have spectral sensitivity tailored to closely match the emission signatures of military vehicles (such as aircrafts, tanks) and reject other sources. Similarly, some candles (or smoke bombs) are developed to generate large area screens with very high absorption in the infrared. The Military University of Technology has conducted an intensive field campaign where various types of flares and smoke candles were deployed in different conditions and measured. The high spectral, spatial and temporal resolution acquisition of these thermodynamic events was recorded with the Telops Hyper-Cam. The Hyper-Cam enables simultaneous acquisition of spatial and spectral information at high resolutions in both domains. The ability to study combustion systems with high resolution, co-registered imagery and spectral data is made possible. This paper presents the test campaign concept and definition and the analysis of the recorded measurements.
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Vincent Farley, Vincent Farley, Martin Chamberland, Martin Chamberland, Philippe Lagueux, Philippe Lagueux, Mariusz Kastek, Mariusz Kastek, Tadeusz Piatkowski, Tadeusz Piatkowski, Rafal Dulski, Rafal Dulski, "Study of hyperspectral characteristics of different types of flares and smoke candles", Proc. SPIE 8382, Active and Passive Signatures III, 83820J (7 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918570; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.918570

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