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Captive flight test-based infrared validation of a hardware-in-the-loop simulation
Author(s): Jeffrey S. Sanders; Randall Roland; David S. Cosby; Daniel A. Saylor; Kenneth R. Harrison
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes infrared (IR) scene generation and validation activities at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command's (AMCOM) Dual-Mode Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) Simulation. The HWIL simulation validation results are based on comparison of infrared seeker data collected in the HWIL simulation to infrared seeker data collected during captive flight tests (CFTs). Use of CFT data allows a simulation developer to quantify not only the radiometric fidelity of the simulation inputs, but also the effects that any limitations of the inputs may have on simulation validity with respect to a particular seeker and its algorithms. Validation of this type of simulation is a complex process and all aspects of the validation are covered. Topics include real-time IR signature modeling and validation, simulation output verification, projected energy verification, and total end-to-end simulation validation. Also included are descriptions of the different types of CFT scenarios necessary for simulation validation and the comparison methodologies used for each case.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4027, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing V, (12 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391698
Show Author Affiliations
Jeffrey S. Sanders, Simulation Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Randall Roland, Simulation Technologies, Inc. (United States)
David S. Cosby, CG2, Inc. (United States)
Daniel A. Saylor, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Kenneth R. Harrison, Computer Sciences Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4027:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing V
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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