Scene Generation and Target Detection for Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation
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Hardware-in-the-Loop simulations are useful in developing and testing missile components at a lower cost than experimental tests. Accurate results require the missile's optical sensor be stimulated by an artificial environment that represents the physical world. As part of Auburn University's development of a Hardware-in-the-Loop lab, several software modules have been created that generate a simulated infrared engagement scene, and emulate the target detection and tracking which occurs onboard a missile. These scene generation and target detection tools allow pure-digital and static Hardware-in-the-Loop simulations to be performed.