Accession Number:

ADA065728

Title:

Radio Frequency Simulation System (RFSS) Capabilities Summary

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL AERO- BALLISTICS DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

1977-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The Advanced Simulation Centers Radio Frequency Simulation System is employed in hardware-in-the-loop simulation and evaluation of sensors, guidance and control subsystems of radar-guided missiles in the 4 to 18 GHz frequency spectrum. The Radio Frequency Simulation System facility is an operating element of the Advanced Simulation Center, Aeroballistics Directorate, US Army Missile Research and Development Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The facility provides a computer-controlled multiple target array of 534 antennas and an electronic countermeasures of 16 antennaswith an associated feed system and radio frequency generation system. Two three-axis flight tables and an aerodynamic loader are provided to simulate the dynamic environment of a missile in flight. The simulation electromagnetic environment includes line-of-sight angles target position polarized target signatures, electronic countermeasures, clutter, multipath, glint, and scintillation phenomena. Simulation and testing determine seeker characteristics such as tracking accuracy and engagement parameters such as miss-distance statistics.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics
  • Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE