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U.S. Army Missile Command dual-mode millimeter wave/infrared simulator development
Author(s): Scott B. Mobley; Vicki Vanderford; John B. Cooper
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Paper Abstract

The advent of missile seekers with dual-mode millimeter wave and infrared common-aperture sensors has led to a requirement to develop the simulation tools necessary to test these systems. Traditionally, one of the most important techniques for supporting systems development has been a full seeker hardware-in-the-loop simulation. The development of simulation facilities capable of supporting the new generation of advanced dual-mode guided systems has been limited due to some major technological challenges which are yet to be solved. This paper provides an overview of the development of such a simulation facility at the U.S. Army Missile Command for supporting hardware-in-the-loop simulations of dual- mode systems. The major technological challenges which limit common-aperture dual-mode simulator development are presented with the current approaches which are being taken to overcome these challenges. A description of the dual-mode simulator capable of providing simultaneous imagery to both sensors of a common-aperture seeker is provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1995
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2469, Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation, (2 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210587
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Scott B. Mobley, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Vicki Vanderford, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
John B. Cooper, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2469:
Targets and Backgrounds: Characterization and Representation
Wendell R. Watkins; Dieter Clement, Editor(s)

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