Modeling the impact of surface emissivity on the military utility of attack aircraft
2017 (English)In: Aerospace Science and Technology, ISSN 1270-9638, Vol. 65, 133-140 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
An analysis scheme and a mission system model were applied to the evaluation of the military utility of efforts to reduce infrared signature in the conceptual design of survivable aircraft. The purpose is twofold: Firstly, to contribute to the development of a methodological framework for assessing the military utility of spectral design, and secondly to assess the threat from advances in LWIR sensors and their use in surface-to-air-missile systems. The modeling was specifically applied to the problem of linking the emissivity of aircraft coatings to mission accomplishment. The overall results indicate that the analysis scheme and mission system model applied are feasible for assessing the military utility of spectral design and for supporting decision-making in the concept phase. The analysis of different strike options suggests that LWIR sensors will enhance the military utility of low emissive paint, at least for missions executed in clear weather conditions. Furthermore, results corroborate and further clarify the importance of including earthshine when modeling.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. Vol. 65, 133-140 p.
Military utility;Spectral design;Emissivity;Earthshine;Combat aircraft
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject Militärteknik
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-6635DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2017.02.017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-6635DiVA: diva2:1079870