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

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Technical Report,01 Mar 2016,30 Jun 2017

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711th Human Performance Wing Fort Sam Houston United States

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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.

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  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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