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The design of a FLIR sensor for the Korean Army RPV.

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Authors
Choi, Byung Gook
Subjects
RPV
Thermal Imaging
FLIR
Design
Advisors
Walters, Donald L.
Date of Issue
1991-09
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis considers a forward looking infrared (FLIR) sensor system fot the Korean Army mounted in a remotely piloted vehicle such as the Pioneer RPV. Potential missions considered for this system included tactical reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence gathering, target acquisition and location, artillery fire adjustment and damage assessment The FLIR system provides high resolution thermal images in the 8-12 micrometers spectral range under day and night conditions, with a real time data link to the control center. Based on current technology a 55 element HgCdTe detector array cooled to 77 K was selected that provides a TV compatible video output. In the future, as improvements in quality occur with a corresponding reduction in cost, staring focal plane arrays such as PtSi or InSb should be considered.
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Thesis
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Systems Engineering (SE) [Electronic Warfare]
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School
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Format
118 p.;28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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