31 August 2001 Development of a kinetic warhead hardware-in-the-loop simulation
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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.
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Duane T. Winters, James C. Garcia, Todd M. Neighoff, Terry L. Hipp, "Development of a kinetic warhead hardware-in-the-loop simulation", Proc. SPIE 4366, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing VI, (31 August 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.438079; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.438079

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