Infrared Radiation from Ships (Redacted)
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA WARMINSTER United States
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Infrared pictures of a variety of ships have been reproduced by the Naval Air Development Center as by-products of an investigation of the capability of airborne, passive, infrared mapping devices for detecting effects produced on the surface of the water by submarines. These thermal pictures, which should be of value in the design of infrared-guided anti-ship missiles, provide semi-quantitative information on infrared radiation emitted as functions of position on the ships. Variations in the thermal appearance of ships as a function of season, time of day, and air-sea temperature differences are discussed. The application of airborne, passive, infrared mapping devices for nighttime tracking and partial classification of ships is demonstrated.