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A Generalized IR Scene Simulator (IRSS) For Dynamic, Hardware-In-The-Loop Testing
Author(s): E.Robert Schildkraut; John A. Flanagan; Harry Lewis; James E. Dillon
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Paper Abstract

A rugged IR scene simulator (IRSS) is described which combines two, independently moving, dynamic IR targets and a third background source by means of a single beamsplitter. Each target may be separately controlled to produce pitch, yaw, and range closure motions under computer control. The entire system is designed for mounting on the inner axis of a high speed Target Motion Simulator gimbal system surrounding a three axis Missile Motion Simulator. Interchangeable optics for 1.5-5μm or 8-14μm may be employed or broadband 2.25-141μm optics can be used with some minor loss of resolution. Easy access to the two focal planes permits substitution of different servo controlled shaped targets or the use of dynamic pixel arrays interchangeably. Cooling of the internal optics permits operation with low background radiance from the system itself. Both the IRSS and the various target modules presently existing and planned are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0940, Infrared Scene Simulation: Systems, Requirements, Calibration, Devices, and Modeling, (14 July 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947142
Show Author Affiliations
E.Robert Schildkraut, Block Engineering Group/Contraves Goerz Corporation (United States)
John A. Flanagan, Block Engineering Group/Contraves Goerz Corporation (United States)
Harry Lewis, Block Engineering Group/Contraves Goerz Corporation (United States)
James E. Dillon, Block Engineering Group/Contraves Goerz Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0940:
Infrared Scene Simulation: Systems, Requirements, Calibration, Devices, and Modeling
R. Barry Johnson; Milton J. Triplett, Editor(s)

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