IR Seeker Test And Evaluation Center
Award last edited on: 9/20/2002

Sponsored Program
Awarding Agency
DOD : Navy
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Principal Investigator
James L Foy

Company Information

LJF Corporation

411 South London Avenue
Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
   (609) 965-4090
Location: Single
Congr. District: 02
County: Atlantic

Phase I

Contract Number: N0429A-88-C-0058
Start Date: 00/00/00    Completed: 00/00/00
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This is a device for testing and evaluating advanced infrared missile seekers. A video-to-photon converter that operates in the mid- to the far infra-red spectrum, it is a cathode ray tube-like device with a special target substrate that has the capability of emissions in all of the wavebands of interest. A means to vary the spectral response is provided. Delta t's of over one thousand degrees c with background temperatures controllable from 20k to hundreds of degrees k are possible. Resolution is comparable to that of high resolution video monitors. A means to couple to the missile without interference to the missile's radar system is incorporated.

Phase II

Contract Number: 19056
Start Date: 00/00/00    Completed: 00/00/00
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The IR Seeker Test and Evaluation Center is based on the LJF IR CRT. This produces gray-scale true thermal images from video inputs such as from recorders, computer image generators, cameras, FLIRs and similar sources, in real time. It has a delta T capability greater than 1000c, spatial resolution equal or greater than 600 tv lines, frame/field rates of 30/60 or greater, and provides essentially graybody output in the 3-5 and 8-12 regions of the IR spectrum. We will interface the IR CRT optically and electrically to both the device under test and to the signal source. A short study will determine future expansion requirements. We will provide the IR CRT, optical collimator, interface electronics and an isolated optical table to furnish the Navy with a turnkey test and evaluation prototype facility. This will allow you to develop the test and evaluation procedures for future IR seeker-equipped missiles.