A Comparison of MWIR and LWIR Imaging Systems with regard to Range Performance

Turgut B. B., Artan G. G., Bek A.

29th Conference on Infrared Imaging Systems - Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXIX, Florida, United States Of America, 17 - 18 April 2018, vol.10625 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 10625
  • Doi Number: 10.1117/12.2311868
  • City: Florida
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Keywords: MWIR, LWIR, imaging system, radiometry, range performance, DRI
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Range performance of an imaging system is a key factor for an infrared search and tracking system with a purpose of detection, recognition and identification. Therefore, the prediction of the expected range performance is of utmost importance. The range prediction includes many variables that affect the outcome. Wavelength is one of the most important parameters because it has an enormous effect on range, but detector technology directly related to range performance.