12 May 2015 Advanced E-O test capability for Army Next-Generation Automated Test System (NGATS)
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The Future E-O (FEO) program was established to develop a flexible, modular, automated test capability as part of the Next Generation Automatic Test System (NGATS) program to support the test and diagnostic needs of currently fielded U.S. Army electro-optical (E-O) devices, as well as being expandable to address the requirements of future Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force E-O systems. Santa Barbara infrared (SBIR) has designed, fabricated, and delivered three (3) prototype FEO for engineering and logistics evaluation prior to anticipated full-scale production beginning in 2016. In addition to presenting a detailed overview of the FEO system hardware design, features and testing capabilities, the integration of SBIR’s EO-IR sensor and laser test software package, IRWindows 4™, into FEO to automate the test execution, data collection and analysis, archiving and reporting of results is also described.
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Steve Errea, Steve Errea, J. Grigor, J. Grigor, D. F. King, D. F. King, Gregory P. Matis, Gregory P. Matis, Steve W. McHugh, Steve W. McHugh, James McKechnie, James McKechnie, Brian Nehring, Brian Nehring, } "Advanced E-O test capability for Army Next-Generation Automated Test System (NGATS)", Proc. SPIE 9452, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing XXVI, 945205 (12 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2177454; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2177454
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