A system to be used by the Defense Materiel Organization has been designed by the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research.
The solution can maximize deployment of infrared sensors in multiple applications such as cameras, detecting a pirate ship or determining how vulnerable a naval ship is.
The EOSTAR (Electro-Optical Signal Transmission and Ranging) solution was displayed at a conference held at the naval headquarters in Den Helder in early February this year. The military forces have been deploying infrared cameras on both its ships as well as in aircraft more often during recent years. Specific occasions include use of the Sirius long-range infrared sensors and night-vision goggles. The constant and increasing use of these sensing devices by the military is in turn leading to an increasing variation in its use.
According to Lieutenant Commander Mario Bertelink, the system determines the maximum settings of the equipment using the infrared sensor. It also analyses the environmental temperature, air pressure, humidity and conditions of the ocean. Specifically, the navy uses it in meteorology and oceanography of the hydrographic service.