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Adaptive multispectral stimulator providing registered IR and RF data in a closed-loop environment
Author(s): Stephen C Jones; Robert L. Hall
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Paper Abstract

The Multi-Spectral Stimulator described in this paper has been designed to answer the future testing and evaluation needs for emerging multi-spectral technology. This system is portable, low cost, and scalable, and can produce synchronous IR and RF images and signals, respectively, for both injection and projection to multi-mode sensors. The scenes generated are temporally and spatially registered and generated from a three-dimensional database. Its present development provides closed-loop capabilities to a missile simulation. Two adaptive technologies are merged into a flexible system that can stimulate multiple sensors simultaneously in real time. It merges Scientific Research Corporation's Adaptable Radar Environment Simulator (ARES) and Quantum3D/CG2 Inc.'s real-time, multi-spectral Scene Generation system. The stimulator can run in either real-time or stepped mode, providing signals on demand. The resulting stimulator test bed is integrated to a non-real-time high fidelity missile simulation that consists of an IR seeker, IR imaging tracker, and a 6-DOF/Autopilot model. The stimulator design can be modified to stimulate multiple passive sensors, active laser systems, multi-mode systems, multiple radar systems, or almost any combination of sensors. The next planned development stage integrates the system to real-time closed-loop system and associated interface electronics. This will provide a bridge to full hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) integration for the simulation of a dual mode missile system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 August 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5408, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IX, (4 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542497
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Stephen C Jones, Scientific Research Corp. (United States)
Robert L. Hall, Scientific Research Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5408:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IX
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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