Accession Number:

ADA196610

Title:

On the Design of ISI's (Information Sciences Institute) Initial Prototype SDI Architecture Simulator

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST

Report Date:

1988-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

This report describes the software design of the first prototype strategic defense architecture simulation system developed under ISIs SDI communications Research contract. While the long-term goal of the simulation task is to investigate techniques for speeding up simulators of this type via parallelism, this system is a sequential program in which it must be possible to incorporate nontrivial, executable representations of the battle management computations taking place on any defense platform within the simulation and change the candidate defense architecture being modeled independently of the simulation software that models the external physical environment. The report documents our approach to designing a simulator that meets those requirements. It includes both a description of the software design and some historical material about our design process what design decisions we made, why we made them, and what alternatives were considered at the time.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE