Accession Number : ADA288927

Title :   Passive Optical Cueing and Discrimination of Thrusting Theater Missiles Through Cloud,

Corporate Author : TEXTRON DEFENSE SYSTEMS WILMINGTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Shui, Ven H. ; Thyson, Noel A.

PDF Url : ADA288927

Report Date : 09 NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The presence of cloud may delay electro-optical sensor boost plume detection and tracking until the target is above the cloud layers. This paper evaluates a technique hat could eliminate or significantly reduce such time delays and assesses potential impacts on BPI CONOPS, BMC41 and weapon system performance, trade and optimization considerations.

Descriptors :   *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *OPTICAL DETECTION, CLOUDS, BOOST PHASE, ELECTROOPTICS, TARGET DISCRIMINATION, INTERCEPTORS, AIR TO AIR MISSILES, KINETIC ENERGY PROJECTILES, CUEING.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE