Accession Number:

ADB060287

Title:

Study to Expand Simulation Cockpit Displays of Advanced Sensors

Descriptive Note:

Final study rept. 6 Oct 1979-6 Oct 1980

Corporate Author:

SINGER CO BINGHAMTON NY LINK FLIGHT SIMULATION DIV

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

400.0

Abstract:

This contractual effort was directed to the study to determine, examine and evaluate the cost and effectiveness of alternate methodologies for providing simulation capabilities of airborne sensor displays likely to be operational on combat aircraft throughout the 1980s and early 90s at levels of fidelity appropriate to RD in flight simulation at the Flight Dynamics Laboratory. This study examined the state of the art and the projected technology of sensor systems adaptable to the combat aircraft engaged in threat environment in varied atmospheric weather conditions in dawn, dusk, night and day light. Some of the advanced sensor systems which were the focus of attention are the Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infra Red System for Night LANTIRN, Target AcquisitionDesignator System TADS, Pilot Night Visual System PNVS, and Multispectral Target Cuing MYSTIC. These systems employ some technology of Low-Light Level Television LLLTV, Forward Looking Infrared FLIR, Synthetic Aperture Radar SAR, and Laser Radar. The methodologies of simulating these sensor systems and integrating them to the out-of-the-cockpit image generation systems available at FDL for full mission environment were investigated and recommendations addressing the future additions to and modifications of the facilities at FDL were presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Flight Control and Instrumentation
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE