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Ship/Naval Vessel Analysis

The infrared analysis side-view image of a ship in the ocean.

ThermoAnalytics has established the state-of-the-art methods and technology for IR signature prediction of naval vessels. In 2004, the US Navy contracted ThermoAnalytics to develop and validate IR signature models for the DDG-1000 Program, along with many other surface and submersible systems.

ThermoAnalytics remains the global leader in infrared signature analysis and can provide your organization with a comprehensive signature analysis workflow, including all relevant signature drivers. Our MuSES software supports modules for sea surface modeling, including anisotropic rendering of structured sea surfaces.

Management of ship IR signatures is accomplished by employing our software as a design tool, improving thermal designs early in the development process. By experimenting with active and passive techniques, including paint optimization studies, a significantly reduced IR contrast can be achieved.

Our team has advanced expertise in building IR models of:

  • Ships
  • Submarines
  • Naval Aircraft
  • Sea, Sky, and Shoreline Backgrounds
  • Foam and Foam Dissipation
  • Ships with Plumes

Field testing to validate a sailboat IR signature model for the US Coast Guard, used to train a classifier for search and rescue operations

ThermoAnalytics has established the state-of-the-art methods and technology for ship IR signature prediction of man-over-board, lost vessels, drug carrying vessels and many other targets and systems. The US Coast Guard has consistently chosen ThermoAnalytics, recognizing us as the global leader in infrared signature prediction and analysis.

Our simulations and field tests provide the US Coast Guard with valuable search and detection information, including TAWS models for training classifiers.