Accession Number:

ADA136234

Title:

Feasibility of a Realistic Air Defense Experimentation System for Evaluating Short-Range and Man-Portable Weapon Systems Operators

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

APPLIED SCIENCE ASSOCIATES INC VALENCIA PA

Report Date:

1982-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

To determine the feasibility of using a simulation of the real world for developing a data base for SHORADMANPAD system operator performance, a rational analysis was made of the SHORADMANPAD engagement environment and the air defense manmachine system performance requirements. The products of the analysis were 1 a list of critical factors that must be represented in a simulation of the actual engagement environment and 2 a guide for developing specific air defense weapon system engagement scenarios for obtaining operator performance capabilities data. The critical factor list was used to evaluate various simulation approaches, facilities, devices, and materials, leading to the selection of a reduced-scale iconic form of simulation for this project. The primary focus in describing the simulation was the target presentation system. The target presentation system adopted was a visually guided radio-controlled model aircraft. The visual image and flight characteristics of the reduced-scale aircraft targets presented a high fidelity target that also provided adequate infrared and radar sources for tracking and aiming requirements. Instrumentation required to support the simulation measurement bed operation was identified generically. A general description of the simulation facility physical layout was provided, along with a description of validation tests that should be conducted prior to the final decision as to whether the facility is operationally feasible.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE