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Air Force electronic warfare evaluation simulator (AFEWES) infrared test and evaluation capabilities
Author(s): Seth D. Shepherd
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Electronic Warfare Evaluation Simulator Infrared Countermeasures (IRCM) lab currently has the ability to simulate a complete IRCM test environment, including IR missiles in flight, aircraft in flight, and various IR countermeasures including maneuvers, LASERs, flares, and lamp-based jammer systems. The simulations of IR missiles in flight include real missile seeker hardware mounted in a six degree-of-freedom flight simulation table. The simulations of aircraft signatures and IR countermeasures are accomplished by using eight xenon arc lamps, located in 9' X 3' cylindrical housings, in the presentation foreground. A mirror system keeps the high intensity IR sources in the missile field of view. Range closure is simulated in the background by zooming in on the scene and in the foreground by separating and controlling the irises of the arc lamp sources for proper spatial and intensity characteristics. All relative motion and range closure is controlled by missile flyout software and aircraft flight-profile software models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4366, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VI, (31 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438100
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Seth D. Shepherd, U.S. Air Force (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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