Performance simulation model for a new MWIR camera for missile plume detection

Jeeyeon Yoon, Dongok Ryu, Sangmin Kim, Sehyun Seong, Jieun Kim, Sug Whan Kim, Woongsup Yoon

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We report realistic performance simulation results for a new MWIR camera. It is designed for early detection of long distance missile plumes over few hundreds kilometer in the distance range. The camera design uses a number of refractive optical element and a IR detector. Both imaging and radiometric performance of the camera are investigated by using large scale ray tracing including targets and background scene models. Missile plume radiance was calculated from using CFD type radiative transfer algorithm and used as the light source for ray tracing computation. The atmospheric background was estimated using MODTRAN utilizing path thermal radiance, single/multiple scattered radiance and transmittance. The ray tracing simulation results demonstrate that the camera would satisfy the imaging and radiometric performance requirements in field operation at the target MWIR band.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectro-Optical and Infrared Systems
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and Applications X
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventElectro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications X - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 2013 Sept 232013 Sept 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherElectro-Optical and Infrared Systems: Technology and Applications X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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