Infrared Target Array Development
Final rept. Oct 1978-Mar 1980
YUMA PROVING GROUND AZ
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The US Army Yuma Proving Ground USAYPG was requested to develop and acquire a series of infrared targets with controllable thermal signatures to support the test and evaluation of the Target Acquisition Designation System Pilot Night Vision System TADSPNVS subsystems of the Advanced Attack Helicopter AAH Fire Control System. Prior to this development effort, no capability beyond the use of real-scene targets existed at USAYPG to provide thermally active targets with characteristic signatures in the infrared band. Three targets were acquired 1 a detection target 2 a recognition target and 3 a laser scoring board. It is concluded that design goals were met and the system was delivered in time to perform its function. The system provides sufficient thermal realism and has advanced the state-of-the-art of infrared imaging system test and evaluation. It is recommended that the Field Equivalent Bar Target FEBT system be validated as a potential test standard and that environmentally hardened targets be acquired for continued thermal sight testing.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors
- Fire Control and Bombing Systems