Accession Number : ADA329045

Title :   Seeker Testing and Facility Improvements in the AEDC 7V Sensor Chamber,

Corporate Author : ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s) : Simpson, W. R. ; Nicholson, R. A.

PDF Url : ADA329045

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : An advanced seeker test facility at the Air Force's 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 cryo/vacuum 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.

Descriptors :   *INFRARED HOMING, *TEST FACILITIES, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, INFRARED DETECTORS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, INTERCEPTORS, KINETIC ENERGY PROJECTILES, INFRARED TRACKING.

Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE