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Scene generators/projectors and optical sensor interface issues
Author(s): Michael Bastow; Daniel A. Saylor; Steven Arthur Marlow
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Paper Abstract

Under the Seeker Exo/Endo Designation Demonstration (SEEDD) Program, a multi-focal plane array sensor was interfaced to the Kinetic Energy Weapons Hardware-in-the-loop Simulator (KHILS) Facility to evaluate real-time tracking and discrimination algorithms using simulated infrared signature data of reentering objects. This simulation, as is typical with most HWIL simulations, consisted of two main subsystems: (1) the KHILS scene generator/projector system, and (2) the optical unit under test (UUT) including its associated electronics, processors, and software. The KHILS system presents two-color overlaid 96 X 96 laser addressed object scenes. The SEEDD sensor consists of a three-color catadioptric infrared system incorporating scanning and staring systems. Accurate simulation of flight events requires the thorough understanding of these systems, both individually and collectively. Using the KHILS and SEEDD systems as an example, a preliminary discussion of the issues associated with the interfacing of these types of systems is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1967, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds III, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.151082
Show Author Affiliations
Michael Bastow, Automated Sciences Group, Inc. (United States)
Daniel A. Saylor, Automated Sciences Group, Inc. (United States)
Steven Arthur Marlow, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1967:
Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds III
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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