Accession Number:

ADA359338

Title:

Using High Level Architecture for Electronic Warfare Test and Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOINT ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION SIMULATION/JOINT TEST AND EVALUATION ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The Joint Advanced Distributed Simulation JADS Joint Test Force JTF was chartered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense Acquisition and Technology to investigate the utility of Advanced Distributed Simulation ADS technology, including the High Level Architecture HLA, for use in Test and Evaluation TE. To accomplish this, the High Level Architecture HLA and a Run Time Infrastructure RTI are being used by JADS to perform test and evaluation of an electronic warfare self protection jammer SPJ. The Electronic Warfare EW test is collecting SPJ performance data in three different phases of system development and test. The three JADS EW test phases are a linked test of an EW Digital System Model, a linked test of a SPJ in an Installed System Test Facility, and an Open Air Range flight test. The linked tests will employ an ADS test architecture, including the HLA, for evaluating representations of the EW system under test SUT early in the system design phase and late in the development phase. For the linked tests, JADS will use a distributed network of facilities across the United States. The emphasis of the JADS EW test is on the performance of the ADS components and their benefit, if any, to EW TE, rather than on any particular EW system under test or class of systems. The JADS EW linked tests are designed to evaluate issues associated with distributed testing, network performance, and their relationship to EW performance data collected. This paper provides JADS experience to date in applying Defense Modeling and Simulation Organizations DMSO HLA in the JADS EW test. The process used by JADS to design the EW test, characterize network latencies, the RTI performance measurements made in the JADS test bed, and how that characterization will be applied to the JADS federation are provided.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE