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Progress in the development of a cold background flight motion simulator mounted infrared scene projector for use in the AMRDEC hardware-in-the-loop facilities
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Paper Abstract

This paper will present the progress on AMRDEC's development of a cold background, flight motion simulator (FMS) mountable, emitter array based projector for use in hardware-in-the-loop systems simulation. The goal for this development is the ability to simulate realistic low temperature backgrounds for windowed/domed seekers operating in tactical and exo-atmospheric simulations. The projector has been developed to operate at -10 degrees Celsius in order to reduce the apparent background temperature presented to the sensor under test. The projector system includes a low temperature operated Honeywell BRITE II emitter array, refractive optical system with zoom optics, integrated steerable point source and high-frequency jitter mirror contained within an FMS-mountable environmental chamber. This system provides a full-FOV cold background, two-dimensional dynamic IR scene projection, a high dynamic range independently steerable point source and combined optical path high frequency jitter control. The projector is designed to be compatible with operation on a 5 axis electric motor driven Carco flight motion simulator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5785, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing X, (20 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604376
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas M. Cantey, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
D. Brett Beasley, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Matt Bender, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Tim Messer, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Daniel A. Saylor, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Jim Buford, U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5785:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing X
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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