Accession Number : AD0903700

Title :   'Activision' Optimization. Volume I. Air Base Perimeter Surveillance Testing.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 12 Nov 71-8 Jan 72,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO UTICA NY AEROSPACE ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Cleverly, Dennis S.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This report covers the field testing of a 1-1/2 in. FPS vidicon and Gallium Arsenide laser, used as an air base perimeter surveillance device. Testing included probability of recognition of personnel when the system was pointed by an AN/PPS-12 Radar, and recognition of passive cooperative targets. Aircraft were observed as targets of opportunity. As a result of the field tests, requirements for a field deployable system were found. These requirements came from the system parameters found to be most effective. They include a narrower field-of-view on both the illuminator and camera (6 degrees was used during testing), more illuminator power (18 watts was used) and ground level deployment.

Descriptors :   *VIDICONS), (*INFRARED DETECTORS, (*INFRARED LASERS, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES), (*OPTICAL TARGET DESIGNATORS, TELEVISION GUIDANCE), LOW LIGHT LEVELS, ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, ENEMY PERSONNEL, VEHICLES, CRYOGENICS, DETECTION, PHOTOCATHODES, LASERS, X BAND, RADAR TRACKING, TARGET ACQUISITION, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, RANGE(DISTANCE), TREES, RADAR EQUIPMENT, BACKGROUND, COOLING, VISIBILITY, RESOLUTION, OPTICAL IMAGES, EYE, RADIATION HAZARDS, SAFETY, INFRARED RADIATION, INTENSITY, TELEVISION EQUIPMENT, RANGE GATING, GATES(CIRCUITS).

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Lasers and Masers
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE