Emitter-based IRSP on Flight Motion Simulator Infrared scene projectors (IRSP) provide realistic dynamic inband imagery to the unit-under-test (UUT) within the hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) environment. These start-of-the-art systems have begun transforming the manner in which infrared seekers may be evaluated in a non-destructive laboratory environment. Optical Sciences Corporation provides the integration, calibration, operation, and maintenance services in support of the AMRDEC dynamic infrared projector systems. Optical Sciences Corporation also designs and manufactures several of the projector systems used with the HWIL facilities.  Each projector system is based on state-of-the-art technology requiring a uniquely trained engineering staff to insure proper calibration and operation.  To date, these dynamic scene projectors have been successfully applied to the closed-loop testing of several theater and tactical missile systems which employ infrared seekers.

Emitter-Based
DMD-Based
Laser-Based




Emitter-Based

Emitter arrays are two-dimensional mosaic collections of thermal resistors.  Infrared scene projector (IRSP) systems based on emitter arrays are actively employed within the AMRDEC HWIL test facilities.  Historically, these devices have been manufactured by two companies:  Honeywell Technology Center(HTC) and Santa Barbara Infrared Corporation (SBIR).  HTC emitter arrays have been manufactured for a variety of applications and under many model names.  These models include:  WISP, BRITE, CRISP, NODDS, DIRSP, and MSSP.  SBIR has manufactured emitter arrays under a single model name, MIRAGE.

Optical Sciences Corporation provides the integration, calibration, operation and maintenance services required for the implementation of the HTC and SBIR emitter array based IRSPs employed at AMRDEC's HWIL laboratories.  OSC has developed extensive GUI-based system control software packages for supporting these projector systems.





Example HTC Emitter Array IRSP Output Images

The following images were projected using an HTC emitter array based IRSP. The images were subsequently collected using a commercial off-the-shelf MWIR InSb camera. Place mouse over each thumbnail image to view a larger picture.



Example SBIR Emitter Array IRSP Output Images

The following images were projected using an SBIR emitter array based IRSP. The images were subsequently collected using a commercial off-the-shelf MWIR InSb camera.



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