Accession Number : ADA116112

Title :   A Handheld Calculator (HHC) Program for Thermal Imaging Target Acquisition Analysis - A User's Guide.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Moulton,Joseph R ; Kornfeld,Gertrude H

PDF Url : ADA116112

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The proliferation of thermal imaging sensors to most major weapon platforms has broadened the need for FLIR performance analysis capability throughout the Army. To date, the Army analysis capability has been concentrated within the Visionics Division of the Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory except for the target acquisition codes that have been incorporated within the Army Wargames. This report describes one of several activities of NV&EOL to disseminate analysis capability to a broad spectrum of Army elements so that each may undertake independently routine FLIR performance calculations as required. Although these analytical models are incorporated entirely within a handheld calculator (HHC) and designed for simplicity in their use, they provide a comprehensive performance and analysis capability. This capability stems from unique analytical fits to higher level models and from the remarkable capacity of the new HP 41CV programmable handheld calculator. This report provides a complete user's guide in the application of HHC programs to FLIR analysis problems for requirements frequently encountered by FLIR and weapon platform designers, applications analysis, tacticians, and battlefield commanders. A companion report that provides a technical description of this work is in progress. Operation of the HHC requires minimal instruction and all actions of the operator are prompted by displayed alphanumeric inquiries. Target acquisition analysis under adverse weather are routinely computed using this HHC model, providing ranges for detection, classification, recognition and identification for a variety of US and Warsaw Pack Armor vehicles.

Descriptors :   *Calculators, *Forward looking infrared systems, *Programmed instruction, Hand held, Thermal targets, Target acquisition, Night vision devices, User needs, Infrared images, Data processing, Computer programming

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE