Accession Number : AD1040457

Title :   MATILDA Version-2: Rough Earth TIALD Model for Laser Probabilistic Risk Assessment in Hilly Terrain - Part II

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Mar 2016,30 Jun 2017

Corporate Author : 711th Human Performance Wing Fort Sam Houston United States

Personal Author(s) : Kennedy,Paul K ; Flemming,Brian K ; Huantes,Daniel F ; Flower,Matthew D

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Report Date : 28 Jul 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : Over the past 15 years, the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Defence (MoD) and the United States (US) Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) have collaborated to develop a US-UK laser range safety tool, the Military Advanced Technology Integrated Laser hazarD Assessment (MATILDA) tool. MATILDA uses Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) techniques to perform laser safety and hazard analysis in support of airborne laser designator use during test and training exercises on military ranges. The initial MATILDA tool, MATILDA PRO Version1.6.1, was based on the 2007 PRA model developed to perform range safety clearances for the UK Thermal Imaging Airborne Laser Designator (TIALD) system. The 2007 TIALD model was an approximation that assumed flat terrain on the range (Smooth Earth TIALD Model), a conservative approximation valid in all terrain. Over the past five years, however, an enhanced version, MATILDA PRO Version-2.0.3, has been produced. The enhanced tool is based on an updated (2012) TIALD model that has more complex PRA algorithms appropriate for hilly terrain (Rough Earth TIALD Model).

Descriptors :   laser safety , laser target designators , air force , department of defense , UNITED KINGDOM , laser hazards

Subject Categories : Optical Detection and Detectors
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE