MuSES Infrared Signature Prediction Software


MuSES (Multi-Service Electro-optic Signature) is the next-generation infrared signature prediction services program from ThermoAnalytics. MuSES provides complete thermal modeling and IR signature prediction within an integrated easy-to-use graphical interface. With MuSES, your team can develop a comprehensive understanding of thermal signature drivers under realistic environmental conditions and locations. In addition to diffuse signature prediction, Multibounce BRDF rendering of band-specific radiance with atmospheric path attenuation gives you true apparent temperature at the sensor.

Read more about this sample model of a UGV and view diurnal animations of infrared signature.

What Does MuSES Output?

The IR Signature post processor displays physical temperatures, in-band radiances, and apparent temperatures. The user can investigate conduction heat rates, convection heat rates, and radiation heat rates using the post-processor interface. MuSES can project the temperature and radiance data onto the geometry for rapid graphical analysis. The post processor can create spatial or time plots of selected elements and facets. The user can also elect to export the results in the form of tabulated data.

Infrared Analysis Concept Vehicle Signature Services

What's New

New Intuitive Interface—MuSES Graphical User Interface puts you into the action. See the model's progression every step of the way. Interact with the model during the simulation and view current results displayed on the geometry in full color. No wasted time with clumsy data files.

State-of-the-Art Speed—MuSES is the industry benchmark for speed, accuracy, and flexibility. Rapid setup and infrared signature analysis services on small or large models lets you execute more runs in less time.

Read more about this sample model of tents under a forest canopy.

Accuracy—MuSES needs details—view factors, solar model, backgrounds, etc.

Flexibility—Import your surface geometry and change designs with ease. Manipulate the geometry within MuSES to improve heat management and understand IR signatures relative to a time-varying environment or operating conditions.

Faceted First Principle Backgrounds—To support accurate calculation of target/background contrast levels, MuSES fully supports faceted backgrounds. Create or import a faceted terrain. Apply one or multiple background types to your geometry. Calculate accurate temperature/signature solutions—including Full Target Background Interactions.

Integrate with CFD—Seamless integration with CFD results from FLUENT or StarCD allows increased accuracy for convection. Click here for more information on CFD.

Cross-Platform Performance

Work on the platform of your choice—Windows, SUN, SGI, HP, or Linux. All platforms have identical user interfaces. All inputs and results are integrated into a single platform-independent file. MuSES is cross-platform compatible and supports Windows, SGI, Sun, IBM, and Linux systems.

Custom Software

ThermoAnalytics can also engineer custom software solutions based on the MuSES software model. Such examples are the Survivability Software, and RapidIR Software we are currently developing.

Add-On Modules

RadTherm can also be licensed to operate with add-on modules for specific purposes.

  • Parallel Module: ThermoAnalytics software can be licensed to support shared memory parallel processing. This delivers results more efficiently; a single processor takes about 3.75 times longer to find a solution than a four processor machine with the same clock speed.
  • Plume Rendering Module
  • Camouflage Texturing Module
  • Advanced BDRF Rendering Module
  • Hyperspectral Rendering Module
  • Sea Surface Rendering Module
  • Human Thermal Comfort Module: The human comfort module for RadTherm and MuSES analyzes human thermal comfort within complex environments. It computes complete comfort indexes.
  • Battery Module: The battery module analyzes battery chemical and thermal performance. It is useful for predicting battery performance under realistic loading, packaging, and environmental thermal loads.

Learn More about MuSES

Parallel Module

ThermoAnalytics software can be licensed to support shared memory parallel processing and deliver results with greater speed and efficiency for your engineering team. The view factor calculation and thermal solution are computed using multiple processors.

MuSES Plume Radiance Module

The Plume Module for MuSES is a separately licensed feature that enables you to include plume radiance for BRDF renderings.

Hyperspectral IR Analysis Module for MuSES

The Hyperspectral Module plugs in to MuSES and enhances detection and concealment analysis. It can be integrated with AFRL's IRHSS scene simulator.

Human Thermal Comfort Software Module

The ThermoAnalytics Human Comfort Module is an advanced plug-in for RadTherm and MuSES software. It analyzes the human thermal comfort of virtual test dummies within complex environments: indoor, outdoor, and in transportation systems. Full radiant, convective and conductive heat transfer is accounted for.

Battery Module

The battery module analyzes battery chemical and thermal performance at multiple scales: individual cells, battery packaging, and at the vehicle system level. It is useful for predicting battery performance under realistic loading conditions.

MuSES Brochures

Download product brochures and flyers for our MuSES software.

TAI Software Validation Examples

These examples correlate theoretical problem solutions to the solvers incorporated into RadTherm, WinTherm, and MuSES. Other validation work has been performed, such as using thermal imaging equipment to verify models.

Schedule an Engineering Review of Your Project

To discuss your engineering requirements in detail, please use the contact form below or call our main office at (906) 482-9560 for a no-charge initial engineering review of your system.

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