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Development of an IR stimulator concept for testing IR missile warning systems
Author(s): William G. Robinson; David A. Farrier
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Paper Abstract

Missile warning systems (MWS) present unique problems for hardware-in-the-loop testing compared to other sensors found on modern day military aircraft and ground vehicles. End-to- end testing of an IR MWS like the AN/AAR-44 and other IR MWS requires a scene projector or stimulator capable of large intensity dynamic range, moderate temporal response, and a very large field of regard. These requirements dictate a different type of stimulator than is normally used with more conventional IR imaging systems using IR focal plane arrays and relatively narrow fields of view on the order of 10 - 30 degrees. This paper describes an initial design approach for development of an IR stimulator that satisfies the requirements for hardware and software testing of the AN/AAR-44 and other IR MWS equipment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3697, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IV, (19 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.352928
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William G. Robinson, Georgia Tech Research Institute (United States)
David A. Farrier, Air Force Warner Robins Air Logistics Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3697:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IV
Robert Lee Murrer Jr., Editor(s)

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