Accession Number : AD0763909

Title :   Target Acquisition Model for Cannon-Launched Guided Projectiles.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL GENERAL THOMAS J RODMAN LAB

Personal Author(s) : Amoruso,M. J. ; VanDamme,G. E.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : A target acquisition model developed in the Research Directorate, General Thomas J. Rodman Laboratory, Rock Island Arsenal, is described that takes into account atmospheric absorption and scattering at 1.06 micrometers phenomenologically. Modifications to this algorithm to adapt it to 10.6 micrometers are indicated. The target is modeled as a diffusely reflecting hemisphere. The impact of clear air scintillation effects on target acquisition is discussed. Computer programs to implement the model are included with sample outputs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INFRARED DETECTORS, GUIDED MISSILE DETECTION), (*TARGET ACQUISITION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS), GUIDED MISSILES, GUN LAUNCHERS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, ATTENUATION, INFRARED LASERS, ABSORPTION, SCATTERING, SCINTILLATION, REFLECTIVITY, FLIGHT SIMULATORS

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE