Accession Number : ADA319208

Title :   Air Combat Targeting/Electro-Optical Simulation (ACT/EOS).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 93-Dec 95,

Corporate Author : ANALYTIC SCIENCES CORP READING MA

Personal Author(s) : Higgins, G. J.

PDF Url : ADA319208

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : ACT/EOS focused on improving support to users of FLIR weapon systems by developing improved performance prediction capabilities. TASC's role in the ACT/EOS program focused on three activity areas: scene visualization, model evaluation, and atmospheric transmission modeling. TASC developed an interactive scene builder and visualization capability using 3-D terrain and target models. The system relies on output from ACT/EOS physical models including thermal contrast, atmospheric effects, and sensor effects models. TASC developed an assessment plan for evaluating the ACT/EOS physical models through comparison with field data. The plan was used to set up a very successful field experiment. Finally, TASC developed an efficient atmospheric transmission and path radiance interpolation algorithm using MODTRAN to incorporate atmospheric effects into infrared scene visualizations.

Descriptors :   *FORWARD LOOKING INFRARED SYSTEMS, *DECISION AIDS, *INFRARED TRACKING, THERMAL PROPERTIES, ALGORITHMS, CONTRAST, ELECTROOPTICS, VALIDATION, INTERACTIONS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, FIELD TESTS, PATHS, TRANSMITTANCE, RADIANCE, INTERPOLATION, TARGETING, ATMOSPHERE MODELS.

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE