The seeker systems used in laser guided weapons must endure rigorous test and calibration to ensure proper functionality. Testing requires a laser target simulator (LTS) to be integrated into the test loop to validate the performance of the seeker system according to specifications. Laser guided weapon test and calibration is performed both in manufacturing and in the field before use.
Photodigm has received support from the SBIR program for the development of its family of high-power precision laser diodes to support multiple DoD programs. The LTS, demonstrated to the AFRL Munitions Directorate as a deliverable under an Air Force Phase II SBIR, showcased the unique high speed performance characteristic of these devices and provided Photodigm with valuable applications experience. Semi-active laser simulators of more advanced designs have also been delivered to multiple prime contractors.