Accession Number:

ADA011212

Title:

Night Vision Laboratory Static Performance Model for Thermal Viewing Systems

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTHNJ

Report Date:

1975-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

205.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE