Night Vision Laboratory Static Performance Model for Thermal Viewing Systems
ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTHNJ
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The NVL thermal model predicts system noise equivalent temperature difference, minimum resolvable temperature, minimum detectable temperature and modulation transfer functions for any infrared imaging system. It also predicts detection and recognition as a function of range for a given atmosphere and target signature. This model is documented, and the validation from laboratory measurements and field experiments is also presented. The computer program and an in-depth users manual are given in the appendices. This model can be and has been used in military systems analyses to direct component research, evaluate contractor proposals, and aid project manager decisions.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors