Department Seminar by Prof. Shripad P. Mahulikar

Infrared Signature Studies of Aerospace Vehicles

Prof. Shripad P. Mahulikar

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay INDIA

Mercator Professor (Visiting), Institut für Thermofluiddynamik (M-21), Hamburg University of Technology, Hamburg, GERMANY

Infrared (IR) emissions from aircraft are used to detect, track, and lock-on to the target by heatseeking missiles. Man-Portable Air Defence Systems have emerged as a major cause of aircraft and helicopter loss. Therefore, IR signature studies are imminent to counter this threat for survivability enhancement, and are an important aspect of stealth technology. This seminar reviews the state of the art in this discipline, with emphasis on contemporary research on IR signature prediction from aerospace vehicles. The role of atmosphere in IR signature analysis, and the relation between signature level and susceptibility are illustrated. Also, IR Signature Suppression systems and countermeasure techniques are discussed, to highlight their effectiveness and implications in terms of penalties.

Date: Thursday, September 13, 2012

Time: 10:40

EA 409 Seminar Room

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