Detection of Boats by Airborne Passive Infrared Mapping Sets
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA WARMINSTER United States
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The ANAAR-30 and ANAAR-32 IR detecting sets with their respective accessory rapid-processed film display units, the KD-14 XA-3 and the ANASA-55 XJ-1, were installed in NP-2E aircraft BuNo 131403 and operated during five day and nighttime exercises over an array of U.S. Coast Guard boats anchored off Cape May, New Jersey, during the period 20 Oct 1967 to 22 Jul 1968 to investigate this means of detecting non-co-operating boats as part of a search and rescue study program. The IR sets detected the boats from aircraft altitudes up to 8000 ft at area coverage rates of 18.3 sq nmi per min.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors