F-16 Advanced Electro-Optical Pod Field-of-View Simulation Study.
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP FORT WORTH TX FORT WORTH DIV
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An F-16 advanced electro-opticalEO pod field of viewFOV simulation study was accomplished to determine the effects of sensor FOV and field-of-regard FOR on the pilots workload and ability to locate, acquire, and attack targets in a day weapons-delivery environment. The simulated EO pod had a slewable TV sensor and laser designator head with two selectable FOVs for the TV sensorwide and narrow FOVs, selectable area correlation and contrast tracking modes, and the capability to be either slaved to a preprogrammed set of coordinate or slaved to the aircrafts velocity vector. Each experiment was designed around a laser-guided weapon and a corresponding weapon delivery mode. The weapon s simulated in the study were chosen from current and potential weapons under development laser-guided ordnance -- GBU-10, Laser Guided Maverick, and Sabre. The weapon-delivery modes simulated were derived from basic F-16 avionics capabilities. The weapons and weapon delivery modes were chosen to interact with the FOVs of the simulated EO pod so that each FOV pair could be evaluated under separate acquisition range, weapons delivery, and target constraints.
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