Adding Automation and Decision Support Capabilities at the Reagan Test Site
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LEXINGTON United States
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The U.S. Armys Reagan Test Site RTS, approximately 2300 miles west southwest of Hawaii on the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, is ideal for missile and interceptor testing because of its distance from populous areas and its open-ocean line from launch facilities at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The sites unique instrumentation systems, including high-fidelity metric and signature radars and optical sensors, support research, development, test, and evaluation of technology for ballistic missile defense and space surveillance. Because these tests are growing in complexity, such as having to track multiple simultaneous intercepts by several fielded weapons systems e.g., Patriot and Aegis, data collection is becoming increasingly difficult. To significantly reduce the risk of inadequate data collection during tests, MIT Lincoln Laboratory initiated the RTS Automation and Decision Support RADS program to develop tools to automate data collection and provide decision support to mission controllers and system operators.
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