Accession Number:

ADA359368

Title:

Joint Test Environment for Electronic Warfare Testing

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOINT ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION SIMULATION/JOINT TEST AND EVALUATION ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The DoD has a long history of developing and testing electronic warfare EW systems dating back to World War II. Over this period each of the Services has established test facilities and internal test processes designed to test and evaluate a wide range of EW systems. While each Services facilities and procedures are tailored to match unique Service requirements, the overall process for testing EW systems is similar across the Services. The DoD Electronic Warfare Test Process, using a combination of modeling and simulation with measurement facility, system integration laboratory, hardware in the loop, installed system, and open air range testing, is designed to make the most of existing TE technologies and resources to provide a comprehensive evaluation of EW systems. The process is a building block approach designed to build upon the strengths and minimize the weaknesses of each of the available test resources. However even with this process, there are two interrelated areas of particular concern in EW effectiveness testing problems associated with correlating and interpreting EW test results, and availability of appropriate resources at the right levels of fidelity to support required TE activities. The Joint Advanced Distributed Simulation JADS Joint Test and Evaluation JTE was chartered to evaluate the use of Advanced Distributed Simulation to enhance the EW Test Process and address the problems identified above. A key aspect of this effort is the development, using existing test facilities, of a linked test environment with which to conduct the JADS EW test. JADS, in conjunction with the DoD CROSSBOW Committee, conducted the Threat Simulator Linking Activities Study, to specify a joint test environment for electronic warfare testing, a subset of which will be implemented to support the JADS EW test.

Subject Categories:

  • Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE