Accession Number : ADA312115

Title :   A Method for Characterizing the Infrared Emissions from Kinetic Energy Penetrators.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar-Nov 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Kottke, Thomas

PDF Url : ADA312115

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : A method is presented for characterizing the infrared (IR) emissions from kinetic energy (KE) penetrators. This two step computer simulation method first generates a faceted surface model of the penetrator of interest and then computes the associated IR signature. The IR emission from each facet is individually computed and then the emissions from the facets are summed. This approach allows both the spectral distribution and spatial distribution of the IR radiation emission to be determined. The methods for generating a facet model and computing the radiometric quantities are presented in detail. Verification testing of this software is also demonstrated. These computer programs have been written to run on IBM-compatible personal computer (PC) platforms. In order to encourage the migration and application of these routines by other investigators, highly documented code listings of these modular programs have been included in the appendices.

Descriptors :   *INFRARED SIGNATURES, *KINETIC ENERGY PROJECTILES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, EMISSION, SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION, VERIFICATION, CODING, PENETRATION, SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTION, RADIOMETRY.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE