Study on Effectiveness of Ocean Meteorological Variables through Sensitivity Analysis of Ship Infrared Signature

함정 적외선신호 민감도 해석을 통한 기상변수 영향에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2013.04.25
  • Accepted : 2013.06.10
  • Published : 2013.06.30


According to a study on improving ship survivability, an IR signature represents the contrast radiance intensity between the radiation signature from a ship and the background signature. It was found from applying stealth techniques to the process of ship development that the IR signature is remarkably sensitive and dependent on the environment. In this study, marine climate data for the sea near the Korean Peninsula were collected, and the marine meteorological environment in Korean waters was defined. Based on this data, a study on the sensitivity of the IR signature of target objects was performed using analytical methods. The results of the research indicated that clouds have important effects on the infrared signature, but the velocity of the wind and the humidity have only slight effects on the IR signature. In addition, the air and seawater temperatures had hardly any effect on the IR signature, but it is judged that additional study is needed.


Infrared signature;Ocean meteorological variables;Sensitivity analysis;Contrast radiance intensity;Frigate


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