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Advancements in the micromirror array projector technology
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The Micromirror Array Projector System (MAPS) is a state-of-the-art dynamic scene projector developed by Optical Sciences Corporation (OSC) for Hardware-In-the-Loop (HWIL) simulation and sensor test applications. Since the introduction of the first MAPS in 2001, OSC has continued to improve the technology and develop systems for new projection and test applications. The MAPS is based upon the Texas Instruments Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) which has been modified to project high resolution, realistic imagery suitable for testing sensors and seekers operating in the UV, visible, NIR, and IR wavebands. This paper reviews the basic design and describes recent developments and new applications of the MAPS technology. Recent developments for the MAPS include increasing the format of the micromirror array to 1024x768 and increasing the binary frame rate to 10KHz. The MAPS technology has also been applied to the design of a Mobile Extended Spectrum Electro-Optical Test Set (MESEOTS). This test set is designed for testing UV, visible, NIR and IR sensors as well as laser rangefinders, laser trackers, and laser designators. The design and performance of the improved MAPS and the MESEOTS are discussed in paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5092, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VIII, (12 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.497361
Show Author Affiliations
David Brett Beasley, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Matt W. Bender, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Jay Crosby, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Tim Messer, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)
Daniel A. Saylor, Optical Sciences Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5092:
Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VIII
Robert Lee Murrer Jr., Editor(s)

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