Maritime Applications of the Infrared Mapping Systems
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA WARMINSTER United States
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The Naval Air Development Center has been conducting over-water flight trials of passive Infrared mapping systems as part of an ASW program to study the possibility of detecting submarines by the effects they produce on the surface of the water. It has been found that submarines operating at shallow depths under conditions of low sea state produce wakes that may persist for several hours. In addition, as by-products of these studies, infrared pictures of many beautiful oceanographic and meteorological phenomena have been recorded, and are presented here. It appears that passive infrared mapping systems may have significant military value for detecting, tracking and classifying maritime targets and significant scientific value as oceanographic and meteorological tools.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors
- Non-acoustic and Non-magnetic Submarine Detection
- Cartography and Aerial Photography