4 August 2004 Advances in cryo-vacuum test capabilities for dual-band sensors at the kinetic kill vehicle hardware-in-the-loop simulation (KHILS) facility
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The KHILS Vacuum Cold Chamber (KVACC) has formed the basis for a comprehensive test capability for newly developed dual-band infrared sensors. Since initial delivery in 1995, the KVACC chamber and its support systems have undergone a number of upgrades, maturing into a valuable test asset and technology demonstrator for missile defense systems. Many leading edge test technologies have been consolidated during the past several years, demonstrating the level of fidelity achievable in tomorrow's missile test facilities. These technologies include resistive array scene projectors, sub-pixel non-linear spatial calibration and coupled two-dimensional radiometric calibration techniques, re-configurable FPGA based calibration electronics, dual-band beam-combination and collimation optics, a closed-cycle multi-chamber cryo-vacuum environment, personal computer (PC) based scene generation systems and a surrounding class-1000 clean room environment. The purpose of this paper is to describe this unique combination of technologies and the capability it represents to the hardware-in-the-loop community.
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Rhoe A. Thompson, W. Larry Herald, Thomas P. Bergin, Steven Arthur Marlow, Eric W. Glattke, "Advances in cryo-vacuum test capabilities for dual-band sensors at the kinetic kill vehicle hardware-in-the-loop simulation (KHILS) facility", Proc. SPIE 5408, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing IX, (4 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548989; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.548989
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