1 December 2011 Countermeasure effectiveness against a man-portable air-defense system containing a two-color spinscan infrared seeker
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Abstract
Man-portable air-defense (MANPAD) systems have developed sophisticated counter-countermeasures (CCM) to try and defeat any expendable countermeasure that is deployed by an aircraft. One of these is a seeker that is able to detect in two different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Termed two-color, the seeker can compare the emissions from the target and a countermeasure in different wavebands and reject the countermeasure. In this paper we describe the modeling process of a two-color infrared seeker using COUNTERSIM, a missile engagement and countermeasure software simulation tool. First, the simulations model a MANPAD with a two-color CCM which is fired against a fast jet model and a transport aircraft model releasing reactive countermeasures. This is then compared to when the aircraft releases countermeasures throughout an engagement up to the hit point to investigate the optimum flare firing time. The results show that the release time of expendable decoys as a countermeasure against a MANPAD with a two-color CCM is critical.
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James Jackman, Mark A. Richardson, Brian Butters, Roy H. Walmsley, "Countermeasure effectiveness against a man-portable air-defense system containing a two-color spinscan infrared seeker," Optical Engineering 50(12), 126401 (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3657507 . Submission:
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