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Background gradient reduction of an infrared scene projector mounted on a flight motion simulator
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Paper Abstract

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) recently developed an infrared projector mounted on a flight motion simulator (FMS) that is used for hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) testing. The initial application of this system within a HWIL environment required variations in the projected background radiance level to be very low. This paper describes the investigation into the causes of the variations in background radiance levels and the steps employed to reduce the background variance to an acceptable level. Test data collected before and after the corrective techniques are provided. The procedures discussed provide insight into the types of practical problems encountered when integrating infrared scene projector technologies into actual test facilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 April 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6942, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XIII, 69420Q (11 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784575
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas M. Cantey, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Mark H. Bowden, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Gary Ballard, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering 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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