Night vision imaging systems development, integration and verification in military fighter aircraft

Sabatini, R, Richardson, M, Cantiello, M, Toscano, M, Fiorini, P, Zammit-Mangion, D and Jia, H 2013, 'Night vision imaging systems development, integration and verification in military fighter aircraft', Journal of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 1-12.


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Title Night vision imaging systems development, integration and verification in military fighter aircraft
Author(s) Sabatini, R
Richardson, M
Cantiello, M
Toscano, M
Fiorini, P
Zammit-Mangion, D
Jia, H
Year 2013
Journal name Journal of Aeronautics and Aerospace Engineering
Volume number 2
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher Omics Publishing Group
Abstract This paper describes the research and experimental flight testactivities conducted by the Italian Air Force Official Test Centre (RSV) in collaboration with Alenia S.p.A. and Cranfiled University, in order to confer the Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) capability to the Italian TORNADO IDS (Interdiction and Strike) and ECR (Electronic Combat and Reconnaissance) aircraft. The activities included various Design, Development, Test and Evaluation (DDT&E) activities, including Night Vision Goggles (NVG) integration, cockpit instruments and external lighting modifications, as well as various ground test sessions and a total of eighteen flight test sorties. RSV and Litton Precision Products were responsible of coordinating and conducting the installation activities of the internal and external lights. Particularly, an iterative process was established, allowing an in-site rapid correction of the major deficiencies encountered during the ground and flight test sessions. Both single-ship (day/night) and formation (night) flights were performed, shared between the Test Crews involved in the activities, allowing for a redundant examination of the various test items by all participants. (cont.)
Subject Avionics
Navigation and Position Fixing
Engineering Instrumentation
Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Night vision imaging systems
night vision goggles
NVG compatibility
military avionics systems
DOI - identifier 10.4172/2168-9792.1000106
Copyright notice © 2013 Sabatini R, et al
ISSN 2168-9792
Additional Notes Creative Commons License
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