Accession Number : ADB030997

Title :   Signal Processor for IR Sensors.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Sep 77-31 Aug 78,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SYRACUSE NY HEAVY MILITARY EQUIPMENT DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Nitzberg, Ramon

Report Date : OCT 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : The contract goals are to recommend improved signal processing techniques for passive infrared (IR) surveillance. Two specific areas have been considered. One is constant false-alarm rate (CFAR) processing to prevent excessive number of false alarms due to returns from clouds, glint, and other interference. Second is the specification of filter characteristics to improve rejection of undesired return from clouds, etc. and thereby increase the probability of detection of targets in clouds and other forms of natural interference. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *INFRARED DETECTORS, *PASSIVE SYSTEMS, *INFRARED SURVEILLANCE, FALSE ALARMS, RATES, CLOUDS, GLINT, INTERFERENCE, SPECIFICATIONS, FILTERS, TARGET DETECTION, INFRARED DETECTION.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE