A User Manual for the Harpoon Shipboard Simulator,
AERONAUTICAL AND MARITIME RESEARCH LAB MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)
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The Harpoon Weapons System HWS is the principal long-range anti-ship missile ASM in service with the ADF. Effective deployment of the missile is dependant upon operators being familiar with the sensitivity of the HWS to launch input parameters and environmental effects. The expense of live firings and the absence of appropriate range facilities in Australia severely restricts the opportunity for operator framing. The use of a HWS simulator will be a valuable tool for operators to obtain familiarity with important aspects of the HWS. The Harpoon Shipboard Simulator is a Windows based missile simulator that allows a user to simulate missile firings using either manually entered data or data files downloaded from the SWCl-A fire control system. Results of a missile simulation can be viewed as a simulation of the missile during flight time or as plots of the missile flight profile. Simulation launch settings and data can be saved to data files for later analysis and manipulation.
- Antimissile Defense Systems