IRST tests standardization for panoramic IR sensors

Gil Tidhar, Shavit Nadav, Meir Danino

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Infrared staring sensors used in a large field of view (panoramic) applications such as IRST and MWS are still in need for specialized figures of merit to bridge the gap between feasible laboratory measurements and specification and actual performance. Imaging applications has so far dominated the industry attention and so the need to examine the applicability of conventional analyzing concepts and testing procedures for the new applications was overlooked. In this paper we present a universal test station for panoramic MWS/IRST sensors, designed by Elisra and built by CI-Systems Inc. Following the description of the test station configuration, a set of measurable figures of merit and corresponding test procedures that were devised by the authors to support a panoramic sensor specification are introduced. The figures of merit replacing conventional resolution, sensitivity and pointing accuracy mapping concepts are suggested and explained as viable alternative to the analogous imaging sensors measurement concepts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-95
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventInfrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modelling, and Testing XI - Orlando, FL, USA
Duration: 26 Apr 200027 Apr 2000


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