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Radio Frequency Propagation and Performance Assessment Suite (RFPPAS)

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Technical Report

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Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific San Diego United States

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The Radio Frequency Propagation and Performance Assessment Suite RFPPAS is a 2-year effort funded under Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacifics SSC Pacific Naval Innovation Science and Engineering NISE Technology Transition TT Program. The objective of the RFPPAS project is to create thread-safe software modules and associated APIs from models and algorithms within the Advanced Refractive Effects Prediction System AREPS. In a nutshell, the RFPPAS cannibalizes an operationally fielded tactical decision aid TDA for predicting radio frequency RF sensor performance, and then updates and improves its components to deliver fast, cloud-based, RF modeling performance on demand. This software re-engineering effort will enable immediate integration of RFPPAS modules into PMW-120s program of record PoR, the Naval Integrated Tactical Environmental System NITES-Next, as well as other new and existing software tools that rely on AREPS components. In addition, human-systems integration HIS and data management concepts were used to develop new databases and methodologies for creating decision aids, from large volumes of data and for multiple emitterreceivertarget scenarios. Finally, a preliminary investigation was conducted into new concepts in multi-dimensional data visualization, using virtual reality technologies.

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