Accession Number : ADP002953

Title :   High Value Target Modeling for Tactical Decision Aids,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENVIRONMENTAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Weiss,R. A. ; Link,L. E.

Report Date : FEB 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : As part of a program to select an optimal tactical weapon system for specified environmental conditions a procedure is presented for predicting the apparent infrared image of a target in a background that would be seen by an infrared sensor in a missile or airplane. Environmental effects are introduced through the exchange of energy between the target, atmosphere, and background by radiation, conduction, convection, and latent heat. The diurnal variation of the temperature and radiance of target and background surfaces are calculated including the effect of target orientation relative to the sun. Numerical calculations are presented for temperatures and radiances of the facets of a petroleum storage tank. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Infrared signatures, *Thermal targets, *Mathematical prediction, Contrast, Target strength, Infrared detectors, Environments, Mathematical models, Heat transfer, Infrared images, Background radiation, Sensitivity, Acquisition, Decision making, Transmissivity, Radiance, Terrain, Weather, Surface targets, Tactical weapons, Optimization, Electrooptics, Guided missile targets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE