Accession Number:

AD0733837

Title:

Infrared Simulation.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOEING CO WICHITA KANS WICHITA DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Boeing-Wichita began using visible light to study infrared detection and countermeasure problems in 1964. The radiation pattern from a single jet engine was first simulated, then that from an aircraft. Infrared missile seekers were duplicated using visible light optics and detectors gimbals and electronics were then added for automatic tracking capability. Techniques were developed for measuring maximum lock-on range, lock-on probability, tracking error. An analog computer was programmed to predict missile trajectories in response to tracker inputs. Infrared countermeasures were simulated. The entire system was automated. The result is a facility which simulates an entire missile attack from a time prior to lock-on to that at which the missile most closely approaches its target and then reads-out missile lock-on range, trajectory and miss distance. This brochure describes these simulation techniques and facilities in detail. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE