The Utility of Advanced Distributed Simulation for Precision Guided Munitions Testing
23 Jul 96-31 May 98
JOINT ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION SIMULATION/JOINT TEST AND EVALUATION ALBUQUERQUE NM
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The System Integration Test SIT investigated the ability of ADS to support air-to-air missile testing. This report describes the outcome of the SIT, the conclusions and lessons learned, and offers observations on the implications of SIT for the general class of precision guided munitions PGM. SIT results indicate that activities ranging from parametric analyses to integrated weapons system testing are both practical and cost effective. Through a process of inductive reasoning we can transfer some of the SIT-based specifics to the general class of PGM. In general, the elements of the SIT architectures are basic to all PGM cases. There is 1 a launch platform or shooter 2 PGM 3 an intended target 4 an operating environment to include countermeasures and 5 a test control center. The shooter, PGM and target can be represented in any of the three forms associated with distributed simulation live, virtual, or constructive. We do not see a one-for-one transfer of SIT techniques to other tests. We do see a transfer of the principles, design processes, and methodologies used in SIT. We see no technical impediments, at the conceptual level, to implementing high-fidelity countermeasures in ADS. The SIT suggests strongly that ADS has good potential for improving PGM testing.
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles