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The Role Of Real-World Physical Simulators In Optical System Development
Author(s): W. C. Yager; L. Gorzkiewicz
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Paper Abstract

Systems based on optical sensors form a major branch of missile defense technology. Examples include optical discrimination, scoring, fuzing, reconnaissance, homing, tracking, radiometric and spectrometric systems, both for flight and ground operation. When complete with signal processing chain, these systems are typically complex and costly, and their development poses major problems of product assurance. A common development sequence for such systems goes something like the following: 1. Paper design, 2. Idealized subsystem laboratory tests, 3. Subsystem fabrication, 4. Idealized subsystem laboratory, 5. System assembly 6. Idealized system laboratory test, 7. Operational system test, 8. Back to the drawing board.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 1969
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0017, Photo-Optical Techniques in Simulators I, (28 October 1969); doi: 10.1117/12.946822
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W. C. Yager, General Electric Company (United States)
L. Gorzkiewicz, AF Armament Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0017:
Photo-Optical Techniques in Simulators I

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