Accession Number:

ADA318704

Title:

TMD Defense Planning,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LITTON SYSTEMS INC AGOURA HILLS CA DATA SYSTEMS DIV

Report Date:

1996-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A key objective of Theater Missile Defense TMD is to defend multiple assets spread over a wide theater, simultaneously threatened by numerous missiles. To counter such scenarios, BMC3 is decomposed into the Battle Management and Defense Planning problems. The objective of Battle Management - analyzed in previous studies - is to assign weapons and sensors to minimize total damage as the battle unfolds in real-time, while the objectives of Defense Planning are to evaluate the effectiveness of specified defense designs against given attack scenarios, and determine improved interceptor launcher and sensor plans. This study focuses on the TMD land-sea based Defense Planning problem where multiple Theater Ballistic Missiles TBM and Theater Cruise Missiles TCM are launched from numerous missile threat origins MTO against many assets, and are countered by upper tier UT and lower tier LT sensors and weapons located at different sites. Models were developed for threat, sensor, weapon, area MTOs and assets, attack and defense plan generation, defense plan evaluation - including battle space analysis, damage score assessment and interceptor inventory distribution - and desirable defense plan generation. These models were then prototyped, integrated, and simulated in a rapid prototyping testbed. A number of attack and defense scenarios were simulated, and various measures of effectiveness evaluated, including engagement coverage, damage score, and interceptor inventory distribution. Modeling and simulation results, and some of the key performance characteristics are described.

Subject Categories:

  • Antimissile Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE