Accession Number : ADD006154

Title :   Thermal Signature Targets.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Siragusa,George ; Towle,Herbert C

Report Date : 21 Jun 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The present invention is the employment of electrically resistive material strategically placed on a form and energized to create an infrared signature that realistically simulates some selected object. The invention was originated by work designed to improve the targets employed by the military services for training on infrared equipment. Some of the weapons employ thermal sights that provide the observer with an all-weather capability of detecting hostile equipment. The observer sees a form, but a form that is not necessarily the same as the shape of the object or equipment. Instead it is a pattern of the thermal gradients. The present invention is the means to create the same pattern of gradients by imitation.

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Infrared signatures, Thermal targets, Simulators, Low costs, Electrical resistance, Portable equipment, Patterns, Electrical conductivity

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE