Littoral Infrared Ship Self Defence Technology Studies (Autodefense cotiere infrarouge des navires etudes technologiques)
NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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Task Group Number 51 RTG-51SET-088, titled Littoral Infrared Ship Self Defence Technology Studies , started on 1 January 2004 and ended on 31 December 2008. This Task Group addressed the following aspects of littoral ship self defence 1 The detection of anti-ship missiles in littoral environments 2 The detection of small surface targets in littoral environments 3 The upgrade and validation of the Naval Threat Countermeasure Simulator modeling and simulation code to include decoys and missile seekers 4 Additional upgrade and validation of the SHIPIR modeling and simulation code 5 The development of infrared ship signature specification guidelines and 6 The study of infrared signature reduction techniques. The main focus of the Task Group was a trial, SAPPHIRE Ship and Atmospheric Propagation Phenomenon InfraRed Experiment. The trial was conducted in the eastern United States in the Chesapeake Bay in June 2006. Radiometric IR measurements were made on many types of targets a 77 m research ship, small craft such as a speed boat and a jet ski, IR ship decoys and a small calibrated source that simulated the signature of an Anti-Ship Cruise Missile ASCM. In addition to these target measurements, second-order propagation effects were characterized, such as scintillation and refraction.
- Naval Surface Warfare