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Systems Considerations In The Simulation Of Missiles Employing Electro-Optic (EO) Devices
Author(s): Donald W. Holder
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Paper Abstract

Special systems problems encountered in the development of hardware/man-in-the-loop simulations of missile systems are discussed. The contents of the paper are based on a US Army Missile Research and Development Command (MIRADCOM) simulation development program that resulted in a new end game simulation capability for systems employing imaging sensors and a variety of optical trackers. Emphasis is placed on the integration of optical systems which are designed to operate in the real world into a laboratory environment. The requirement to simulate the entire missile flight profile from launch to intercept posed unique problems to the optical system, especially in the end game where depth-of-field becomes critical with the small closure distances necessary to represent reasonably small missile/target separations. The solution to this problem involved the development of special optical and mechanical equipment that was integrated with the sensor and tracker elements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 October 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0187, System Aspects of Electro-optics, (4 October 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.965570
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Donald W. Holder, U. S. Army Missile Research and Development Command (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0187:
System Aspects of Electro-optics
Harold B Jeffreys, Editor(s)

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