Abstract

This paper discusses a method of viewing a circular spatial zone by using a scanning thermal direction finder, based on a photodetector array with a high frame frequency and an ITR readout regime. A number of analytical relationships useful for the design of a scanning thermal direction finder are obtained, including the connection of the signal-accumulation time with the frame frequency, the angular frame size in the azimuthal scanning direction, and the radius of the circle of confusion of the detector objective. The proposed method provides high angular resolution, a signal-accumulation time to 2 ms, and increased sensitivity of the apparatus. The maximum information-renewal frequency, determined by the azimuthal-scanning frequency, reaches several hertz. The best conditions for using the proposed method are ensured when one works in the mid-IR region.

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M. F.  Borisov, M. F.  Danilov, A. A.  Maksimov, N. G.  Motylev, N. I.  Pavlov, A. Ya.  Prilipko, S. V.  Telyatnikov, A. L.  Chilipenko, “Optical radar system with a circular search zone: an actuator-control algorithm and how to implement it,” Opt. Zh. 76, No. 9, 49 (2009) [J. Opt. Technol. 76, 563 (2009)].

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A. Ya.  Prilipko N. I.  Pavlov, “A way to construct a multifunction optical-radar system with circular coverage,” Opt. Zh. 75, No. 4, 51 (2008) [J. Opt. Technol. 75, 250 (2008)].

P.-O.  Nougues, P.  Baize, F.  Roland, “Third-generation naval IRST using the step-and-stare architecture,” Proc. SPIE 6940, 69401B (2008).

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Z.  Schneider, M.  Meidan, A.  Lotan, A.  Gershikov, S.  Schijvarg, G.  Tidhar, “ELTA’s IRST defense and self-protection system,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654232 (2007).

C.  Grollet, Y.  Klein, V.  Megaides, “ARTEMIS: staring IRST for the FREMM frigate,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654233 (2007).

L. I.  Gorelik A. K.  Petrov, “Digital compensation of image rotation in a circular-scanning system based on a photodetector array,” Prikl. Fiz. No. 2, 135 (2007).

2002 (1)

A. V.  Elizarov, A. V.  Kurtov, V. A.  Solomatin, Yu. G.  Yakushenkov, “Scanning–panoramic optoelectronic systems,” Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Ser. Prib. 45, No. 2, 37 (2002).

Baize, P.

P.-O.  Nougues, P.  Baize, F.  Roland, “Third-generation naval IRST using the step-and-stare architecture,” Proc. SPIE 6940, 69401B (2008).

Borisov, M. F.

M. F.  Borisov, M. F.  Danilov, A. A.  Maksimov, N. G.  Motylev, N. I.  Pavlov, A. Ya.  Prilipko, S. V.  Telyatnikov, A. L.  Chilipenko, “Optical radar system with a circular search zone: an actuator-control algorithm and how to implement it,” Opt. Zh. 76, No. 9, 49 (2009) [J. Opt. Technol. 76, 563 (2009)].

Chilipenko, A. L.

M. F.  Borisov, M. F.  Danilov, A. A.  Maksimov, N. G.  Motylev, N. I.  Pavlov, A. Ya.  Prilipko, S. V.  Telyatnikov, A. L.  Chilipenko, “Optical radar system with a circular search zone: an actuator-control algorithm and how to implement it,” Opt. Zh. 76, No. 9, 49 (2009) [J. Opt. Technol. 76, 563 (2009)].

Danilov, M. F.

M. F.  Borisov, M. F.  Danilov, A. A.  Maksimov, N. G.  Motylev, N. I.  Pavlov, A. Ya.  Prilipko, S. V.  Telyatnikov, A. L.  Chilipenko, “Optical radar system with a circular search zone: an actuator-control algorithm and how to implement it,” Opt. Zh. 76, No. 9, 49 (2009) [J. Opt. Technol. 76, 563 (2009)].

Elizarov, A. V.

A. V.  Elizarov, A. V.  Kurtov, V. A.  Solomatin, Yu. G.  Yakushenkov, “Scanning–panoramic optoelectronic systems,” Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Ser. Prib. 45, No. 2, 37 (2002).

Gershikov, A.

Z.  Schneider, M.  Meidan, A.  Lotan, A.  Gershikov, S.  Schijvarg, G.  Tidhar, “ELTA’s IRST defense and self-protection system,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654232 (2007).

Gorelik, L. I.

L. I.  Gorelik A. K.  Petrov, “Digital compensation of image rotation in a circular-scanning system based on a photodetector array,” Prikl. Fiz. No. 2, 135 (2007).

Grollet, C.

C.  Grollet, Y.  Klein, V.  Megaides, “ARTEMIS: staring IRST for the FREMM frigate,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654233 (2007).

Klein, Y.

C.  Grollet, Y.  Klein, V.  Megaides, “ARTEMIS: staring IRST for the FREMM frigate,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654233 (2007).

Kurtov, A. V.

A. V.  Elizarov, A. V.  Kurtov, V. A.  Solomatin, Yu. G.  Yakushenkov, “Scanning–panoramic optoelectronic systems,” Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Ser. Prib. 45, No. 2, 37 (2002).

Lotan, A.

Z.  Schneider, M.  Meidan, A.  Lotan, A.  Gershikov, S.  Schijvarg, G.  Tidhar, “ELTA’s IRST defense and self-protection system,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654232 (2007).

Maksimov, A. A.

M. F.  Borisov, M. F.  Danilov, A. A.  Maksimov, N. G.  Motylev, N. I.  Pavlov, A. Ya.  Prilipko, S. V.  Telyatnikov, A. L.  Chilipenko, “Optical radar system with a circular search zone: an actuator-control algorithm and how to implement it,” Opt. Zh. 76, No. 9, 49 (2009) [J. Opt. Technol. 76, 563 (2009)].

Megaides, V.

C.  Grollet, Y.  Klein, V.  Megaides, “ARTEMIS: staring IRST for the FREMM frigate,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654233 (2007).

Meidan, M.

Z.  Schneider, M.  Meidan, A.  Lotan, A.  Gershikov, S.  Schijvarg, G.  Tidhar, “ELTA’s IRST defense and self-protection system,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654232 (2007).

Motylev, N. G.

M. F.  Borisov, M. F.  Danilov, A. A.  Maksimov, N. G.  Motylev, N. I.  Pavlov, A. Ya.  Prilipko, S. V.  Telyatnikov, A. L.  Chilipenko, “Optical radar system with a circular search zone: an actuator-control algorithm and how to implement it,” Opt. Zh. 76, No. 9, 49 (2009) [J. Opt. Technol. 76, 563 (2009)].

Nougues, P.-O.

P.-O.  Nougues, P.  Baize, F.  Roland, “Third-generation naval IRST using the step-and-stare architecture,” Proc. SPIE 6940, 69401B (2008).

Pavlov, N. I.

M. F.  Borisov, M. F.  Danilov, A. A.  Maksimov, N. G.  Motylev, N. I.  Pavlov, A. Ya.  Prilipko, S. V.  Telyatnikov, A. L.  Chilipenko, “Optical radar system with a circular search zone: an actuator-control algorithm and how to implement it,” Opt. Zh. 76, No. 9, 49 (2009) [J. Opt. Technol. 76, 563 (2009)].

A. Ya.  Prilipko N. I.  Pavlov, “A way to construct a multifunction optical-radar system with circular coverage,” Opt. Zh. 75, No. 4, 51 (2008) [J. Opt. Technol. 75, 250 (2008)].

A. Ya.  Prilipko N. I.  Pavlov, “Method of scanning a space with an optoelectronic system,” Russian Patent No. 2 457 504 (2012).

A. Ya.  Prilipko N. I.  Pavlov, “Thermal direction finder,” Russian Patent No. 2 458 356 (2012).

Petrov, A. K.

L. I.  Gorelik A. K.  Petrov, “Digital compensation of image rotation in a circular-scanning system based on a photodetector array,” Prikl. Fiz. No. 2, 135 (2007).

Prilipko, A. Ya.

M. F.  Borisov, M. F.  Danilov, A. A.  Maksimov, N. G.  Motylev, N. I.  Pavlov, A. Ya.  Prilipko, S. V.  Telyatnikov, A. L.  Chilipenko, “Optical radar system with a circular search zone: an actuator-control algorithm and how to implement it,” Opt. Zh. 76, No. 9, 49 (2009) [J. Opt. Technol. 76, 563 (2009)].

A. Ya.  Prilipko N. I.  Pavlov, “A way to construct a multifunction optical-radar system with circular coverage,” Opt. Zh. 75, No. 4, 51 (2008) [J. Opt. Technol. 75, 250 (2008)].

A. Ya.  Prilipko N. I.  Pavlov, “Method of scanning a space with an optoelectronic system,” Russian Patent No. 2 457 504 (2012).

A. Ya.  Prilipko N. I.  Pavlov, “Thermal direction finder,” Russian Patent No. 2 458 356 (2012).

Roland, F.

P.-O.  Nougues, P.  Baize, F.  Roland, “Third-generation naval IRST using the step-and-stare architecture,” Proc. SPIE 6940, 69401B (2008).

Schijvarg, S.

Z.  Schneider, M.  Meidan, A.  Lotan, A.  Gershikov, S.  Schijvarg, G.  Tidhar, “ELTA’s IRST defense and self-protection system,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654232 (2007).

Schneider, Z.

Z.  Schneider, M.  Meidan, A.  Lotan, A.  Gershikov, S.  Schijvarg, G.  Tidhar, “ELTA’s IRST defense and self-protection system,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654232 (2007).

Solomatin, V. A.

A. V.  Elizarov, A. V.  Kurtov, V. A.  Solomatin, Yu. G.  Yakushenkov, “Scanning–panoramic optoelectronic systems,” Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Ser. Prib. 45, No. 2, 37 (2002).

Telyatnikov, S. V.

M. F.  Borisov, M. F.  Danilov, A. A.  Maksimov, N. G.  Motylev, N. I.  Pavlov, A. Ya.  Prilipko, S. V.  Telyatnikov, A. L.  Chilipenko, “Optical radar system with a circular search zone: an actuator-control algorithm and how to implement it,” Opt. Zh. 76, No. 9, 49 (2009) [J. Opt. Technol. 76, 563 (2009)].

Tidhar, G.

Z.  Schneider, M.  Meidan, A.  Lotan, A.  Gershikov, S.  Schijvarg, G.  Tidhar, “ELTA’s IRST defense and self-protection system,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654232 (2007).

Yakushenkov, Yu. G.

A. V.  Elizarov, A. V.  Kurtov, V. A.  Solomatin, Yu. G.  Yakushenkov, “Scanning–panoramic optoelectronic systems,” Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Ser. Prib. 45, No. 2, 37 (2002).

Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Ser. Prib. (1)

A. V.  Elizarov, A. V.  Kurtov, V. A.  Solomatin, Yu. G.  Yakushenkov, “Scanning–panoramic optoelectronic systems,” Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zaved. Ser. Prib. 45, No. 2, 37 (2002).

Opt. Zh. (2)

A. Ya.  Prilipko N. I.  Pavlov, “A way to construct a multifunction optical-radar system with circular coverage,” Opt. Zh. 75, No. 4, 51 (2008) [J. Opt. Technol. 75, 250 (2008)].

M. F.  Borisov, M. F.  Danilov, A. A.  Maksimov, N. G.  Motylev, N. I.  Pavlov, A. Ya.  Prilipko, S. V.  Telyatnikov, A. L.  Chilipenko, “Optical radar system with a circular search zone: an actuator-control algorithm and how to implement it,” Opt. Zh. 76, No. 9, 49 (2009) [J. Opt. Technol. 76, 563 (2009)].

Prikl. Fiz. (1)

L. I.  Gorelik A. K.  Petrov, “Digital compensation of image rotation in a circular-scanning system based on a photodetector array,” Prikl. Fiz. No. 2, 135 (2007).

Proc. SPIE (3)

Z.  Schneider, M.  Meidan, A.  Lotan, A.  Gershikov, S.  Schijvarg, G.  Tidhar, “ELTA’s IRST defense and self-protection system,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654232 (2007).

C.  Grollet, Y.  Klein, V.  Megaides, “ARTEMIS: staring IRST for the FREMM frigate,” Proc. SPIE 6542, 654233 (2007).

P.-O.  Nougues, P.  Baize, F.  Roland, “Third-generation naval IRST using the step-and-stare architecture,” Proc. SPIE 6940, 69401B (2008).

Other (2)

A. Ya.  Prilipko N. I.  Pavlov, “Method of scanning a space with an optoelectronic system,” Russian Patent No. 2 457 504 (2012).

A. Ya.  Prilipko N. I.  Pavlov, “Thermal direction finder,” Russian Patent No. 2 458 356 (2012).

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