20 May 2005 Progress in the development of a cold background flight motion simulator mounted infrared scene projector for use in the AMRDEC hardware-in-the-loop facilities
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This paper will present the progress on AMRDEC's development of a cold background, flight motion simulator (FMS) mountable, emitter array based projector for use in hardware-in-the-loop systems simulation. The goal for this development is the ability to simulate realistic low temperature backgrounds for windowed/domed seekers operating in tactical and exo-atmospheric simulations. The projector has been developed to operate at -10 degrees Celsius in order to reduce the apparent background temperature presented to the sensor under test. The projector system includes a low temperature operated Honeywell BRITE II emitter array, refractive optical system with zoom optics, integrated steerable point source and high-frequency jitter mirror contained within an FMS-mountable environmental chamber. This system provides a full-FOV cold background, two-dimensional dynamic IR scene projection, a high dynamic range independently steerable point source and combined optical path high frequency jitter control. The projector is designed to be compatible with operation on a 5 axis electric motor driven Carco flight motion simulator.
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Thomas M. Cantey, Thomas M. Cantey, D. Brett Beasley, D. Brett Beasley, Matt Bender, Matt Bender, Tim Messer, Tim Messer, Daniel A. Saylor, Daniel A. Saylor, Jim Buford, Jim Buford, } "Progress in the development of a cold background flight motion simulator mounted infrared scene projector for use in the AMRDEC hardware-in-the-loop facilities", Proc. SPIE 5785, Technologies for Synthetic Environments: Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing X, (20 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604376; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.604376
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