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Development of a kinetic warhead hardware-in-the-loop simulation
Author(s): Duane T. Winters; James C. Garcia; Todd M. Neighoff; Terry L. Hipp
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Paper Abstract

The Guidance System Evaluation Laboratory (GSEL) at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) has developed a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) Kinetic Warhead (KW) test capability to support the STANDARD Missile-3 (SM-3) program. The capability is designed to assess KW functionality in the laboratory using complex IR scene stimulus for pre-flight testing and modeling validation. Key components are a 6-DOF body dynamics simulation computer, a Matra BAe IR scene rendering computer, and a BAe Systems resistive heater IR display. This paper examines some of the unique issues encountered in testing a strapdown IR seeker interceptor using a resistive heater display and their resulting impact on the design of 6-DOF simulation software and supporting test computer architecture. We discuss architecture and software implementation issues along with the complimentary use of high-fidelity all-digital and HWIL simulations to provide a broad test capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4366, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VI, (31 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438079
Show Author Affiliations
Duane T. Winters, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
James C. Garcia, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Todd M. Neighoff, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Terry L. Hipp, Motorola (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4366:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VI
Robert Lee Murrer Jr., Editor(s)

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