• Corpus ID: 952333

Expendable Countermeasure Effectiveness against Imaging Infrared Guided Threats

  title={Expendable Countermeasure Effectiveness against Imaging Infrared Guided Threats},
  author={Christophe Viau},
The following investigation evaluated the effectiveness of expendable infrared countermeasures (flares) in the protection of a fast jet against imaging infrared seekers. The report presents an effectiveness evaluation process and analyzes the results of Monte Carlo simulation runs. The goal of the investigation was to determine if expendable countermeasures (specifically spatially distributed flares) could be effective against imaging IR-guided threats. 

The flare effectiveness against imaging infrared seekers

The effectiveness of MTV flares, which are used to protect air platforms against this type of threats, is evaluated by a simulation software, which includes G/M model with IIR seeker, MTV flare model and F 16 air platform model.

Implementation of intensity ratio change and line-of-sight rate change algorithms for imaging infrared trackers

  • C. Viau
  • Computer Science
    Defense, Security, and Sensing
  • 2012
The purpose of this project was to implement IR counter-countermeasure (IRCCM) algorithms based on target intensity and kinematic behavior for a generic imaging IR (IIR) seeker model with the underlying goal of obtaining a better understanding of how expendable IRCM can be used to defeat the latest generation of seekers.

Susceptibility of combat aircraft modeled as an anisotropic source of infrared radiation

The analysis of susceptibility of a supersonic aircraft to infrared (IR)-guided missiles by considering the aircraft as an anisotropic IR source is described and an effective method to decrease susceptibility using IR signature-reduction technology was identified.

Impact of Tactical Parameters of Aircraft on Jamming Effectiveness of Surface-Source IR Decoy

As the platform for surface-source infrared decoys, the target aircraft is the aim of attacks in air-to-air combat. It can quickly and accurately evaluate the jamming effectiveness of the

Key factors that affect the performance of flares against a heat-seeking air-to-air missile

Deploying flare decoys against heat-seeking threats involves various parameters such as flare timing, flare ejection velocity, direction of ejection and the number of flares used. In this study, an

Simulating the DIRCM engagement: component and system level performance

A description of a simulation system, that provides the ability to model the individual components in detail, but also accurately models the interaction between the components, including the play out of the engagement scenario, is presented.

Analysis of jamming effectiveness on miss distance

Effectiveness of jamming Electronic Attack technique, which is applied by helicopter platform, on miss distance is analyzed and last value EP is more effective than linear extrapolation with regards to missile.

Numerical laser beam propagation using large eddy simulation of a jet engine flow field

Abstract. In certain directed infrared countermeasure (DIRCM) situations, the laser beam path may have to pass close to the engine exhaust plume of the aircraft and models of plume turbulence are

Simulation of laser propagation through jet plumes using computational fluid dynamics

We have investigated the possibilities of using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations to characterize the impact of refractive index fluctuations in a jet engine plume on Directed InfraRed

A robust object tracking algorithm in complex environment

This paper focuses on the whole tracking and detection process when the target and inferences exist at the same time and block each other and proposes an approach which includes several cues.



Pyrotechnic Countermeasures: II. Advanced Aerial Infrared Countermeasures

This paper discusses the technology of advanced aerial infrared countermeasures and related work disclosed in the unclassified literature. Missile-seeker head counter-countermeasures include spectral

Infrared target-flare discrimination using a ZISC hardware neural network

This article proposes a target recognition system based on an artificial neural network implemented in hardware, as a set of parallel processors on a commercially available silicon chip called a ZISC, for zero instruction set computer, integrated in the infrared missile seeker and tracker.

Generic models in the advanced IRCM assessment model

  • D. ForraiJ. Maier
  • Environmental Science
    Proceeding of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference (Cat. No.01CH37304)
  • 2001
Generic models for IRCMs and threat systems must allow the user to adjust operational parameters to match the IRCMs or threat systems of interest to be an effective simulation for this purpose.

Real-time multistage IR image-based tracker

A real time algorithm for a missile-based IR tracking system where a correlation-based tracker is considered to be the primary tracker, while a feature-based is chosen to provide support on a secondary level.

Advanced correlation tracking of objects in cluttered imagery

A champagne bottle opener designed to dislodge an overhanging top of closure of the type commonly used to close champagne or sparkling wine bottles. The device includes a handle and a bifurcated

Missile Systems, www.mbda-systems.com/ mediagallery/files/vl_mica_land_ds.pdf (last visit 29

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  • 2011

Rheinmetall Defence, www.rheinmetall-defence.com/index.php?fid=1621&lang=3 (last visit on 29

  • Rheinmetall Defence, www.rheinmetall-defence.com/index.php?fid=1621&lang=3 (last visit on 29
  • 2011

Dudzik, The Infrared & Electro-Optical Systems Handbook, Volume 4 Electro-Optical Systems Design, Analysis, and Testing

  • 1993