13 August 1993 Scene generators/projectors and optical sensor interface issues
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Abstract
Under the Seeker Exo/Endo Designation Demonstration (SEEDD) Program, a multi-focal plane array sensor was interfaced to the Kinetic Energy Weapons Hardware-in-the-loop Simulator (KHILS) Facility to evaluate real-time tracking and discrimination algorithms using simulated infrared signature data of reentering objects. This simulation, as is typical with most HWIL simulations, consisted of two main subsystems: (1) the KHILS scene generator/projector system, and (2) the optical unit under test (UUT) including its associated electronics, processors, and software. The KHILS system presents two-color overlaid 96 X 96 laser addressed object scenes. The SEEDD sensor consists of a three-color catadioptric infrared system incorporating scanning and staring systems. Accurate simulation of flight events requires the thorough understanding of these systems, both individually and collectively. Using the KHILS and SEEDD systems as an example, a preliminary discussion of the issues associated with the interfacing of these types of systems is given.
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Michael Bastow, Daniel A. Saylor, Steven Arthur Marlow, "Scene generators/projectors and optical sensor interface issues", Proc. SPIE 1967, Characterization, Propagation, and Simulation of Sources and Backgrounds III, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.151082; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.151082
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Sensors

Projection systems

Staring arrays

Computer simulations

Calibration

Infrared radiation

Long wavelength infrared

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