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Minicomputer Applications In Automated Testing Of Electro-Optical Guidance Systems
Author(s): Ray W. Schneider
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Paper Abstract

An Automated Laser Seeker Performance Evaluation System (ALSPES) has been developed at the US Army Missile Research and Development Command (USAMIRADCOM) which utilizes a mini-computer to implement the control functions required to test electro-optical guidance systems. Software programs have been written for a series of tests which fully evaluate E/O seeker performance. Test conditions are fed into a CRT terminal and the minicomputer conducts a fully-automated, "hands-off" test by varying such parameters as laser energy, target position and velocity, seeker position and angular rate, and time separation between targets. This paper will discuss the types of automated tests performed, the electro-optical test equipment utilized and the layout of the test facility, the minicomputer to test equipment interface, and the cost savings resulting from the development of this automated test facility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 December 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0148, Computers in Optical Systems, (29 December 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956643
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Ray W. Schneider, US Army Missile Research and Development Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0148:
Computers in Optical Systems
Allan H. Gott, Editor(s)

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