Recent Technology Developments for the Kinetic Kill Vehicle Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulator (KHILS),
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EGLIN AFB FL MUNITIONS DIRECTORATE
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The KHILS facility has been under development since 1986 to provide the BMDO with an independent government owned, national test resource for the accomplishment of nondestructive performance testing of precision guided missile systems and subsystems. KHILS IOC in 1988 demonstrated a LCLV driven by videotape for SBI testing. Over the last 10 years, KHILS has continually pushed the state-of-the-art of HWIL technologies. In recent testing KHILS has demonstrated closed-loop operations with high fidelity phenomenology models hosted on a 3-D all-aspect scene generation computer whose output drove a large format resistor array augmented by a laser source projector system. Development and refinement of the resistor array projectors is being addressed with the WISP and MSSP programs. A low background test chamber is being brought on line to suppofl HWIL testing of sensors requiring low temperature background environments. Advanced development has begun on 1024 x 1024 high-speed resistor array projection devices and a 5-axis flight motion simulator.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods