|EO/IR Ship Signature Dynamics|
|Sensors & Electronics Technology|
ATMOSPHERICS, DYNAMIC SHIP SIGNATURES, ELECTROOPTICAL, INFRARED, MS VALIDATION MODELING, RADIOMETRY
In the last decade the use of EO/IR technologies in Anti-Ship Missile (ASM) seekers has greatly expanded. This presents an increased threat to NATO forces. The aim of the group is to increase the probability of ship survivability through the development of better signature prediction tools and signature management capabilities. The group will accomplish this goal using all digital engagement modelling and simulation tools validated against sea trial data.
The main purpose of the group will be to perform advanced signature prediction and scene rendering modelling and simulation in the EO and IR bands. These tools will be utilized in complimentary models to develop passive and active countermeasures. The group will evaluate the state of the art capabilities of these models and validate the accuracy of recent releases of models. In support of these activities will use measurements of unclassified ships, enhanced countermeasures, and signature suppression test beds. Also models will be validated and correlated against real data.
The group will use available simulation tools - for example Ship IR/NTCS, SADM, and national toolsets - and compare results in order to increase confidence in the models and establishing an effective common methodology to assess countermeasure performance. In addition, some nations will focus on collection efforts for further data assessments and correlation.
The group will also conduct survey tours to universities, institutes and industry sites organized by the member nations to further define future parameters, identify new sensor technologies, and ongoing research modelling efforts.
• Definition of methodology for establishing, verifying, and maintaining IR ship signature requirements in preparation for a STANREC/STANAG
• Influence of Atmospheric propagation effects (Turbulence, Scintillation, Refraction, etc.) on signature prediction
• Exploitation of signature reduction (ex. washdown) and other dynamic signatures (including plume effects) with model validation
• New calibration and measurement techniques in SWIR, NIR, VIS spectral bands with phenomenological studies in these bands
• Design of experiments/environmental sampling (how do you sample the environment space)