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Twenty years of hardware-in-the-loop simulation at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida: lessons learned
Author(s): Marion S. Skalka; William L. Gash; Robert Lee Murrer; Richard A. Woodard
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Paper Abstract

During the past two to three decades, weapon systems have become so complex, sophisticated and costly, that traditional flight test methods have become inadequate as a means to provide a true measure of a systems performance capabilities or limitations. Non-destructive laboratory simulation, utilizing actual flight hardware as an integral part of the simulator test configuration, has evolved into a very practical and cost-effective method for evaluating weapon systems performance. The challenge faced by simulation engineers is how to plan for, provide and maintain simulator capabilities and fidelity which are a step ahead of the test article technology. This paper attempts to list and describe some of the lessons learned in developing, upgrading and operating hardware-in-the-loop simulator facilities used for simulation testing of weapon systems at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 1996
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2741, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing, (24 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.241114
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Marion S. Skalka, Computer Science and Applications, Inc. (United States)
William L. Gash, 46 Test Wing/Guided Weapons Evaluation Facility (United States)
Robert Lee Murrer, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)
Richard A. Woodard, 46 Test Wing/Simulation and Signature Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2741:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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