High Tech Work: Labs, Chambers and Aircraft Integration

Radar Reflectivity Lab

Dual-Mode Laboratory

Provides both radio frequency (RF) and infrared (IR) target generation environment for dual mode seekers in a full-up Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) setting.

Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Systems Evaluation Laboratory

Excels in the reverse engineering, analysis, evaluation, and simulation of threat systems.

IR Scene Presentation Laboratory

HWIL and signal processor-In-The-Loop (SPIL) synthetic IR environments are created and used to test the Navy's most advanced seekers including the newest version of Sidewinder, the AIM-9X.

Mission Planning Facility

Engineers create a unique, fleet-representative, warfare-planning environment to help generate advanced capabilities for system of systems concepts.

Navigation Laboratory (NavLab)

A full spectrum HWIL environment which supports distributed integration testing of Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers.

Real-Time Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL)

In five separate laboratories including two anechoic chambers, IBAR HWIL engineers test the actual hardware — subcomponents, components, and systems—in an environment that accurately simulates missile flight. IBAR also has a five-axis flight motion simulator with angular extent up to 130 degrees off boresight.

Precision Engagement Center (PEC)

Three specialized laboratories make up the PEC; the Imagery Exploitation Laboratory, Mission Planning, and Rapid Targeting.

Sensor-to-Shooter Arena

These labs provide imagery and intelligence expertise, mission planning, strike packages and products to support end-to-end testing.

Virtual Prototyping Facility (VPF)

The VPF is an affordable, all-digital, readily configurable cockpit environment in which naval strike-warfare technology is tested and evaluated. VPF has the Navy's first cockpit simulation to include communications to and from the simulated aircraft to the weapons.

High Performance Computing Center

Provides modeling and simulation support for a wide range of weapons and RDT&E customers. Contains more than $4 million in state-of-the-art computing resources including two Silicon Graphics Reality Monster Bases (64 processors total) and an Amherst Systems digital output processor and associated software.

Missle Engagement Simulation Arena (MESA)

MESA is a DOD-recognized national asset and is the only facility of its kind in the world. It provides cost effective, timely and accurate dynamic missile engagement test data. Missile fuzes are tested against various targets, including full-scale fighter aircraft, in a secure, controlled laboratory environment, with all weather, round-the-clock operational capabilities. The unique indoor environment lends itself to a wide variety of other types of testing as well.

AV-8B, F/A-18, H-1 Fleet Support Laboratories

Full simulation and hardware-in-the-loop for software and hardware validation and integration efforts to directly support real-time fleet anomalies and new development.

Radar Reflectivity Lab (RRL)

A national leader in radar cross section (RCS) technology for over 40 years, the Radar Reflectivity Laboratory (RRL) provides monostatic and bistatic RCS characterization and full-signature diagnostics on a wide variety of test objects including full-scale cruise and ballistic missiles; U.S. and foreign air, sea, and land vehicles; unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); target drones; antenna systems; ship and submarine topside features and components; and rotating propulsion systems.  The laboratory operates three indoor anechoic chambers, two of which are equipped with compact-range collimating reflectors that provide far-field measurements.  RRL's unique capabilities such as broad frequency coverage, large quiet zone, wide-angle bistatic coverage, and the state-of-the-art Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) techniques are in the forefront of current technology.  The RRL continues to push the technology envelope and play critical roles in the development of advanced sensors, platforms, and systems.

Signal Processor in the Loop (SPIL)

Signal processor-In-The-Loop (SPIL) synthetic IR environments are created and used to test the Navy's most advanced seekers including the newest version of Sidewinder, the AIM-9X.

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