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Characterization of the WISP array performance in ambient and cryogenic operating environments
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Paper Abstract

The Kinetic Kill Vehicle Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulator, located at Eglin AFB, has developed the capability to perform broadband 2-color testing of guided missile seekers in both ambient and cryogenic environments. The 2-color capability is provided by optically combining two 512 X 512 resistor arrays and projecting through all-reflective optical systems. This capability has raised the following questions: `How would a resistor array, designed to work at ambient conditions, perform when operated in a cryogenic environment?' and `How would a resistor array that was non- uniformity corrected (NUC) at ambient conditions perform when the NUC is applied to the array in a cryogenic environment?' The authors will attempt to address these questions by performing several measurements on a Wideband Infrared Scene Projector (WISP) Phase III resistor array in both ambient and cryogenic conditions. The WISP array performance will be defined in terms of temporal response, spatial non-uniformity, radiometric and thermal resolution, and radiometric and thermal transfer function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4366, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VI, (31 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438067
Show Author Affiliations
James R. Kircher, AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. (United States)
Eric M. Olson, Mission Research Corp. (United States)
Thomas P. Bergin, Mission Research Corp. (United States)
David S. Flynn, MacAulay-Brown, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4366:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VI
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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