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Non-destructive missile seeker flight testing: HWIL in the sky
Author(s): Jim Clements; Joe Robinson; Richard M. Robinson
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Paper Abstract

Surface to air missile development programs typically utilize hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) simulations when available to provide a non-destructive high volume test environment for what are typically very expensive guidance sections. The HWIL, while invaluable, hasn't been able to obviate the need for missile flight tests. Because of the great expense of these missiles the designers are only allowed to perform a fraction of the desired tests. Missile Airframe Simulation Testbed (MAST) is a program conceived by US Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) that blends the non-destructive nature of HWIL with the confidence gained from flight tests to expand the knowledge gained while reducing the development schedule of new missile programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 April 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7663, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XV, 76630E (24 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.851870
Show Author Affiliations
Jim Clements, U.S. Army AMRDEC (United States)
Joe Robinson, The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. (United States)
Richard M. Robinson, The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7663:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing XV
James A. Buford; Robert Lee Murrer, Editor(s)

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