MULTISPECTRUM GUIDANCE TARGET GENERATORS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
12712
Agency Tracking Number:
12712
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1395 S Marietta Pkwy - Bldg 70, Marietta, GA, 30067
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dennis J Kozakoff
(404) 425-9382
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE CURRENT METHODOLOGY OF MULTISPECTRAL HARDWARE-IN-THE-LOOP (HWIL) TARGET SIMULATION IS TO MECHANICALLY POSITION AN IR/RF TARGET HEAD VIA A ROBOT, FOR INSTANCE, LOCATED IN A LARGE ANECHOIC CHAMBER. THE TARGET HED INCLUDES AN IR POINT SOURCE PLUS A THREE (OR FOUR) ELEMENT ANTENNA ARRAY TO SIMULATE TARGET RADAR RETURN, INCLUDING EFFECTS OF GLNT AND DISTRIBUTED TARGETS. THE SEEKER-UNDER-TET (SUT) IS MOUNTED ON 3-AXIS FLIGHT TABLE. THE DEFICIENCIES OF THIS APPROACH INCLUDE: 1) NEED FOR EXPENSIVE ANECHOIC CHAMBER, 2) DYNAMIC/FOV LIMITATION DICTATED BY TARGET POSITIONER (ROBOT), AND 3) DIFFICULTY TO MODEL IR EXTENDED TARGETS. AN APPROACH CONSISTING OF DUAL MODE (IR/RF) TARGET HEAD WHICH CAN BE MOUNTED ON AN OUTER 2-AXIS GIMBAL OF A 5-AXIS FLIGHT TABLE IS RESEARCHED. THIS INCLUDES A STATE-OF-THE-ART VARIABLE APERTURE IR SCENE GENERATOR TO MODEL DISTRIBUTED TARGETS, DIPLEXED WITH A COINCIDENT NEAR FIELD CORRECTED RADAR SCENE. BLOCK DIAGRAMS OF COMPLETE MULTISPECTRAL HWIL SIMULATORS ARE DEVELOPED AND DISCUSSED.

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