Accession Number:

ADA048201

Title:

A Star Scene Simulator for Test and Evaluation of Imaging Systems Used in Point- Source Detection.

Descriptive Note:

Interim application rept. Jan 73 Apr 75.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AVIONICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

In order to expedite test and evaluation of television and other photoelectronic sensors for space surveillance applications in the detection of faint spacecraft or distant missiles, a star scene simulator was developed which allows the convenient simulation of point sources over a brightness range of 17 stellar magnitudes Factor of 6,000,000. This report discusses the basis for the simulator, its performance, and provides illustrations of its use. Except for slightly higher-than-expected level of scattered light, improvements in which are discussed, the OPOS simulator gives an excellent analog of stellar fields.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Military Intelligence
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE