The Enhanced Common Optical Emitter Test System (ECOETS) is a compact electronic warfare ultra-violet, infrared (IR) laser and realistic laser simulation electro-optical test unit. The system incorporates adaptable software to provide testing not accomplished during system built-in-test. Testable areas include: detector sensitivity, laser warning, false-alarms and advanced multi-quadrant testing. The enhancement to the COETS adds a realistic IR Laser simulation to Missile Warning systems for detection of Laser Range Finder, Laser Designator and Beam Rider threats. The heart of the COETS is the sensor coupler, which offers unparalleled on-weapon system testing flexibility. The COETS coupler can be mounted onto the sensor for comprehensive testing, or can be hand-held for walk-around go/no-go testing.
COETS offers repeatable on-aircraft alignment of the coupler to the sensors and provides a consistent light-tight testing environment to establish baseline system performance and measure sensor degradation over time. Testing is accomplished using the optical emitter coupler and a rugged laptop, or in a stand-alone capacity using embedded test software. The test results can be recorded and tracked by sensor serial number for each aircraft. Mounting adapters allow the COETS to be used on any UV-based missile warning system installation, providing precise coupler positioning, weight support and a light-tight environment.