PROPOSAL FOR AN ELECTRO-OPTICS RANGE AT THE NAVAL ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS TEST RANGE (NESTRA)

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Authors
  1. Forand, J.L.
  2. Riseborough, E.
  3. Wheaton, K.
  4. Richardson-Prager
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
This document presents arguments for the addition of an Electro-Optics (EO) Range to the Naval Electronics Systems Test Range (NESTRA) located at Osborne Head near the entrance to Halifax harbour. With the increasing use of offensive and defensive EO systems in the maritime environment, the Canadian Armed Forces and in particular the Navy will require a site where experiments to test new EO ideas and systems can be performed, new and current operational procedures with current EO systems can be evaluated, EO signatures of Canadian ships and aircraft can be measured, and personnel can be trained to use and understand the information provided by different EO systems. After the Introduction, Section 2 describes the suitability of the NESTRA site for the location of an EO Range, and the basic infrastructure that would be required to fulfil the interests of the different user communities. Section 3 provides information on the specific interests of the scientific community within DND, and the Navy's operational community for the creation of an EO Range. The final sections summarize the reasons why we believe it is time for DND to establish an EO Range at Osborne Head and provide a list of recommendations and actions.
Report Number
DREV-TM-9818 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Oct 1998
Number of Pages
30
DSTKIM No
98-02334
CANDIS No
509249
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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