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Title: Analysis of the SIAM Infrared Acquisition System

This report describes and presents the results of an analysis of the performance of the infrared acquisition system for a Self-Initiated Antiaircraft Missile (SIAM). A description of the optical system is included, and models of target radiant intensity, atmospheric transmission, and background radiance are given. Acquisition probabilities are expressed in terms of the system signal-to-noise ratio. System performance against aircraft and helicopter targets is analyzed, and background discrimination techniques are discussed. 17 refs., 22 figs., 6 tabs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
630072
Report Number(s):
SLA--74-0103
ON: DE98050190
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: Declassified; PBD: 1 Feb 1974
Research Org:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; INTERMEDIATE INFRARED RADIATION; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO; BACKGROUND NOISE; SPECIFICATIONS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA