11 June 2013 Sea Spotter: A fully staring Naval IRST System
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Infrared sensor technology, high performance computing hardware and advanced detection and tracking algorithms have enabled a new generation of infrared warning systems for navy surface vessels. In this paper we describe Sea Spotter - a new third-generation naval IRST system, which is unique in offering a fully staring electro-optical imaging unit. Starting from naval IRST operational requirements, we describe the considerations and constraints that led us to the configuration of the sensor head and the supporting hardware. The second part of the paper is dedicated to the target acquisition methodology, including the use of originally developed machine learning technology for target acquisition and tracking.
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Michael Engel, Amir Navot, Izhak Saban, Yaakov Engel, Eyal Arad, Nir Shahar, "Sea Spotter: A fully staring Naval IRST System", Proc. SPIE 8704, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX, 87040K (11 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018581; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2018581
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