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A Missile Flight Simulator For Infrared Countermeasures Investigations
Author(s): Thomas A. Atherton
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews briefly the key elements required for closed-loop simulations used to evaluate infrared guided missiles in an infrared countermeasures (IRCM) environment. The general requirements for semiphysical simulation are reviewed, including special requirements which arise due to IRCM considerations. The US Army's Dynamic IRCM Simulator is used as an example. The paper describes infrared sources, reflective and refractive optics, associated servomechanisms, calibration instrumentation, and computation equipment. Note is made of the requirement for multispectral band, future generation semiphysical simulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 1978
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0133, Optics in Missile Engineering, (2 June 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956082
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Thomas A. Atherton, White Sands Missile Range (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0133:
Optics in Missile Engineering
Stephen A. Benton; Geoffery Knight, Editor(s)

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