Accession Number : AD0914887

Title :   Optical Sensor Signal Simulation (O.S.S.S.).

Descriptive Note : Summary rept.,

Corporate Author : TELEDYNE BROWN ENGINEERING HUNTSVILLE AL MILITARY SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Scarborough, J. M. ; Matrose, E. A.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : Mathematical models applicable to a large class of optical sensors are developed and the digital computer program to simulate the models is described. The simulation includes the capability to analyze extended image targets, aberrant optical systems, realistic detector array geometries and realistic preamplifying electronics. The output of the simulation is the 'electrical' signal generated by the rectilinear motion of a target image across a detector array. Several example problems were solved to illustrate the utility of the simulation for evaluating error sources present in fuzing and tracking sensors. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE FUZES, OPTICAL DETECTION), (*OPTICAL DETECTION, NOSE CONES), (*ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION), GUIDED MISSILE TRACKING SYSTEMS, TRACKING TELESCOPES, ARMING DEVICES, OPTICAL TRACKING, INFRARED IMAGES, INFRARED TRACKING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, INFRARED DETECTION, AERIAL TARGETS, GUIDED MISSILE TARGETS, THERMAL TARGETS, SIGNAL PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE