Accession Number:

ADA282672

Title:

Surface Ship Infrared Signature Model Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for period ending Aug 1992

Corporate Author:

NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

1994-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

This report presents a case study comparison of two different models of SHIP infrared SIGnatures SHIPSIG and TCM2 that are implemented into performance prediction codes for airborne, Forward-Looking Infrared FLIR systems. For this comparison, surface and vertical profile measurements of meteorological parameters were used with a modified version of the LOWTRAN 6 optical propagation code to remove the atmospheric effects on individual images of the Research Vessel Point Sur as recorded by an airborne AGEMA thermal imaging system. The average ships temperatures determined at zero-range are then compared with those predicted by the two ship temperature models during clear sky conditions when the ships heading changed to allow preferential heating of one side of the ship. Electromagnetic, Propagation, Atmosphere

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE