Seeker Testing and Facility Improvements in the AEDC 7V Sensor Chamber,
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN
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An advanced seeker test facility at the Air Forces Arnold Engineering Development Center AEDC has been used for the past two years for calibration and performance characterization of infrared seekers supporting Army interceptor programs. This facility, known as the 7V Chamber, is part of a broad range of test capabilities developed at AEDC to provide comprehensive ground test support to the Kinetic Kill Vehicle KKV community. The 7V is a state-of-the-art cryovacuum facility calibration and high-fidelity mission simulation against complex backgrounds. This paper briefly reviews the 7V test capabilities, as well as a number of improvements recently completed or under development.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods