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Optical signal injector system for HWIL testing of ladar seekers
Author(s): Michael C. Cornell; Charles B. Naumann; Thomas P. Bergin
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Paper Abstract

An optical signal injector (OSI) system has been developed for use in the hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) testing of laser radar (LADAR) seekers. The OSI, in conjunction with a scene generator, generates optical signals simulating the return signals of a LADAR seeker and delivers them to a Unit Under Test. The signals produced by the OSI represent range and intensity (reflectivity) data of a target scene from a given HWIL scenario. The OSI has a modular architecture to allow for easy modification (e.g., operating wavelength, number of optical channels) and is primarily composed of commercial off-the-shelf components to improve reliability and reduce cost. Presented here is a description of the OSI and its capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3084, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing II, (15 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280968
Show Author Affiliations
Michael C. Cornell, AEgis Research Corp. (United States)
Charles B. Naumann, AEgis Research Corp. (United States)
Thomas P. Bergin, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3084:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing II
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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