Flight Tests, Analyses and Rapid Tools for Advanced Laser Targeting Pods
Technical paper 5 Jan-14 Apr 2004
FLIGHT TEST SQUADRON ( 416TH) EDWARDS AFB CA
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This paper summarizes the generic features and broad scope of F-15 and F-16 TGP tests, processes and basic theory as well as the development of rapid engineering tools. The tests and processes describe flight tests, data gathering, analyses and interpretation. The basic theory contains the derivation of coordinate transformations governing the dynamic motion of the laser beam. The rapid tools provide efficient capabilities to calculate targeting pod errors. The computational results compare TGP pointing-angle and laser-time-history data with the range Time Space Positioning Information TSPI data. As a result, flight test engineers can rapidly perform test and evaluation of the function and accuracy of current and future advanced laser TGP systems.
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