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vol 62 / September, 2019
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DOI 10.17586/0021-3454-2018-61-9-756-760

UDC 623-4, 681.78

ANALYSIS OF SYSTEMS FOR OBJECT PROTECTION AGAINST THERMAL-VISION MEANS

S. V. Mikheev
Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics; Associate professor


I. A. Novikov
D.F. Ustinov Baltic State Technical University “Voenmeh”, Weapons Faculty; Professor


A. A. Gorbatchev
ITMO University, Department of Optical-Electronic Devices and Systems;


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Abstract. An analysis of the current state of systems of object protection against thermal-vision means is presented. The proposed classification of the systems considers their implementation principles, temporal and functional parameters, and the type of provided protection. The most promising direction in designing the protection systems is shown to be development of complex adjustable dynamic active systems with such properties as stealth, creation of a false image, and implementation of a "black hole". Transition of mainstream in thermal imaging from the problems of detection, recognition, and tracking to problems of object protection against means of thermal-vision detection and destruction is predicted. To solve these problems, thermal imaging systems with a higher geometric and temporal resolution will be required, as well as developments of new methods of anti-infrared protection for weapons.
Keywords: optical-electronic system, thermal imaging, thermal vision system, thermal stealth technology

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