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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3753–3757

Multi-element double ring detector for dual band infrared counter-countermeasure

Mo Li, Weiguo Sun, Liang Zhang, and Xubo Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 17, pp. 3753-3757 (2014)

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A multi-element double ring detector which can track a target effectively under infrared (IR) countermeasure conditions is presented. Dual band IR counter-countermeasures can be performed by the detector to distinguish the target from target–flare mixed signals. Middle and short IR wavelengths are used for target and IR countermeasure detection, respectively. With a special design, unique dual band signals will be outputted by the detector when a target spot is located on the center of the detector. By comparison, the typical single element ring detector has a “dead spot” in this case, which is undesirable for target identification. Relatively high tracking accuracy and low cost indicate that the presented method has a potential application.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1880) Detectors : Detection
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(280.4991) Remote sensing and sensors : Passive remote sensing

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Original Manuscript: March 27, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2014
Published: June 10, 2014

Mo Li, Weiguo Sun, Liang Zhang, and Xubo Zhu, "Multi-element double ring detector for dual band infrared counter-countermeasure," Appl. Opt. 53, 3753-3757 (2014)

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