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Demonstration of innovative techniques used for real-time closed-loop infrared scene generation
Author(s): Eric M. Olson; Charles F. Coker; Jason S. Coker; Dennis L. Garbo
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Paper Abstract

Real-time infrared (IR) scene generation for Hardware-in-the- Loop (HWIL) testing of IR seeker systems is a complex operation. High frame rates and high image fidelity are required to properly evaluate a seeker system's designation, identification, tracking, and aim-point selection tasks. Rapidly improving Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) scene generation hardware has become a viable solution for HWIL test activities conducted at the Kinetic Kill Vehicle Hardware-in- the-Loop Simulator (KHILS) facility at Eglin AFB, Florida. A real-time IR scene generation implementation for a complete closed-loop guided missile simulation test entry was accomplished at KHILS. The scenarios used for the simulation were Theater Missile Defense (TMD) exo-atmospheric hit-to-kill intercepts of a re-entry target. Innovative scene generation techniques were devised to resolve issues concerning scene content and rendering accuracy while maintaining the required imaging frame rate. This paper focuses on the real-time scene generation requirements, issues, and solutions used for KHILS test entries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3368, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing III, (13 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316376
Show Author Affiliations
Eric M. Olson, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Charles F. Coker, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Jason S. Coker, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Dennis L. Garbo, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3368:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing III
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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