Accession Number : ADP005877

Title :   Analysis and Testing of a High Performance Air-Air Missile,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Stevens, Gerald L.

Report Date : MAR 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : This paper addresses hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) testing of air-air missiles at the Naval Weapons Center (NWC), China Lake. To illustrate the procedures, this presentation follows a highly maneuverable flight test vehicle from initial hardware testing, through the launch,to the subsequent postflight analysis. HWIL testing combines a real-time simulation with flight hardware. The purpose of the dynamic simulation is to validate stability and controllability of the missile system, debug flight hardware, help to characterize the missile subsystems and test interfaces used throughout the hardware. The simulation that results helps to characterize the air-air missile and its capabilities. (JES)

Descriptors :   *AIR TO AIR MISSILES, AIR TO AIR, CALIFORNIA, DEBUGGING(COMPUTERS), DYNAMICS, FLIGHT, FLIGHT TESTING, GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, GUIDED MISSILES, INTERFACES, MANEUVERABILITY, REAL TIME, SIMULATION, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE