Some new results of IR systems' sensitivity equations

  • Zhang Xiaolin


Typical IR systems' sensitivity equations have been established for decades, these include the NETD equation for IR imaging systems, and the acquisition and tracking range equations for IR searching and tracking systems, but they only fit the specific or simplified conditions. For example, the NETD equation can only be used for systems tested under the standard condition. In the field application, we must deal with the noise equivalent radiance difference NELD, not the NETD, and give out its explicit equation for concrete calculation. For the range equation, when the small target, often called a point source, is not strong enouph, i. e., when the target contrast is seriously decreased, we must consider the unneglectable background effect. In this paper, we summarrize some more general and valuable IR systems' sensitivity equations, which can be used for the practical engineering analysis and projection effectively.

Key words

IR systems sensitivity equations acquisition and tracking range background effect 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhang Xiaolin
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  1. 1.North China Research Institute of Electro-OpticsBeijingChina

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