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Technical issues in the development of scene-projection systems for sensor calibration, characterization, and HWIL testing at AEDC
Author(s): H. S. Lowry; M. F. Breeden; D. H. Crider; S. L. Steely; R. A. Nicholson; J. M. Labello
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Paper Abstract

The characterization, calibration, and mission simulation testing of space-based, interceptor, and airborne sensors require a continual involvement in the development and evaluation of radiometric projection technologies. Recent efforts at the Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) include hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) testing with high-fidelity, complex scene projection technologies integrated into a low-cryovacuum (~20 K) environment as well as improvements in the radiometric source calibration systems. The latest scene simulation and projection technologies are being investigated, technologies that can produce desired target temperatures and target-to-sensor ranges that will make it possible to evaluate sensor mission performance. These technologies include multiple-band source subsystems and special spectral tailoring methods, as well as comprehensive analysis and optical properties measurements of the components involved. This paper discusses the implementation of such techniques at AEDC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6942, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XIII, 69420M (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.776884
Show Author Affiliations
H. S. Lowry, Arnold Engineering Development Ctr. (United States)
M. F. Breeden, Arnold Engineering Development Ctr. (United States)
D. H. Crider, Arnold Engineering Development Ctr. (United States)
S. L. Steely, Arnold Engineering Development Ctr. (United States)
R. A. Nicholson, Arnold Engineering Development Ctr. (United States)
J. M. Labello, Arnold Engineering Development Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6942:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XIII
Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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