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Visualization in hardware-in-the-loop simulation
Author(s): Mark A. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

The Advanced Simulation Laboratory (ASL) at Lockheed Martin Electronics and Missiles in Orlando, Florida, has developed and integrated a suite of visualization tools designed to support and enhance hardware-in-the-loop simulation. State- of-the-art computer image generators with multiple channels and viewpoints using detailed, fully articulated models provide real-time views of the system under test. Workstations serve as symbol generators overlaying flight symbology and textual data on the virtual scene. A digital moving map displays mission progress, critical points and target symbology. A real-time data monitor program allows engineers to organize data logically for display during the run. National Instrument's LabView provides virtual gauges, meters, status indicators and even stripcharts. The ASL visualization tools are fully integrated into the lab video system. As a result, all visualization channels can be recorded and routed to any display in the lab including the multi-screen, multimedia demonstration and briefing room. Video routing and host control for the image generators, symbol generators and digital map are under control of a real-time, scripted visualization control program. These visualization techniques have been used successfully in two HWIL simulation projects and are considered an integral part of any future projects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 July 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3084, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing II, (15 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.280963
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Mark A. Wilson, Lockheed Martin Electronics and Missiles (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3084:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing II
Robert Lee Murrer Jr., Editor(s)

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