Application of BMDO IS&T Distributed Computing and Simulation Research to BM/C3 Systems
MITRE CORP HUNTSVILLE AL
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The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization BMDO innovative Science and Technology IST Program sponsors research which is advancing the current state of the art in parallel discrete event simulation PDES, high speed communications, distributed computing architectures. and automated decision support. This paper examines the application of these technologies to Theater Missile Defense TMD and National Missile Defense NMD Battle ManagementCommand Control and Communications BMC3 applications including real time battle planning and faster than real time defense evaluation. The requirement for performing faster than real time defense evaluation in future BMC3 systems is derived from the understanding that a real time defense planning capability will require a faster than real time defense evaluation capability. This capability will require a mechanism for executing potentially hundreds of full scale system simulations with various threats, configurations, and resources in a sufficiently short amount of time that results can be evaluated and provided to the decision maker enabling more effective decision making on the battlefield. Research results are described demonstrating relevance of optimistic computing technology to performing faster than real time defense evaluation for TMD and NMD BMC3 applications. Additionally, current efforts to merge and integrate IST sponsored optimistic computing and all optical deflection routingdistributed processing technologies are discussed.
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