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The Applicability of ADS to Precision Guided Munitions Testing,

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The Systems Integration Test SIT was executed by the Joint Advanced Distributed Simulation JADS Joint Test Force JTF and evaluated the utility of using ADS to support cost-effective testing of an integrated missile weaponlaunch aircraft system in an operationally realistic scenario. The SIT scenarios simulated a single shooter aircraft launching an air-to-air missile against a single target aircraft. Extensive testing was performed involving two different ADS architectures 1 the shooter and target were represented by manned flight laboratories and the missile by an AIM-9M Sidewinder hardware-in-the-loop HWIL laboratory and 2 the shooter and target were represented by live F-16 fighters and the missile by an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile AMRAAM HWIL laboratory. Testing was completed in October 1997, and evaluation of the results supports the conclusion that each ADS configuration has utility for TE of the corresponding air-to-air missile involved. The applicability of ADS for the TE of precision guided munitions PGM in general was assessed by extending the results and lessons learned from the SIT testing. The PGM classes considered were air-to-air missiles AAMs, surface-to-air missiles SAMs, air-to-ground munitions AGM, surface-to-surface munitions, and subsurface munitions. In the ADS applications considered, the PGM could be represented by either a digital simulation model DSM or by an HWIL and the shooter and target could be represented by either live platforms, HWIL laboratories, or DSMs. The choice of shooter, target, and PGM representation depends on the test objectives, the details of the scenario, and the performance area and type of PGM being evaluated. This paper describes the various PGM TE applications for which the JADS JTF believes ADS has utility. Limitations in applying ADS to PGM TE are identified, along with applications for which ADS is judged to have little or no utility.

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  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles

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