A Plug and Play Joint Test Environment for Future Operational Testing,
JOINT ADVANCED DISTRIBUTION SIMULATION/JOINT TEST AND EVALUATION ALBUQUERQUE NM
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The End-To-End ETE Test, conducted under the auspices of the Department of Defense Joint Advanced Distributed Simulation JADS Joint Test and Evaluation JTE, is currently developing a synthetic test environment that can be used for future operational testing and doctrinal development. This synthetic test environment is a joint venture, involving both the ETE and the US Armys Test and Experimentation Command TEXCOM, and will be used initially to conduct operational testing of the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System Joint STARS and future C4ISR systems. The test environment will be the result of the merging of two advanced distributed simulation ADS environments that consist of live elements, hardware in the loop, DIS compliant simulations, and constructive legacy models. The ADS environments involved are the ETE Joint STARS Target Attack Environment and the Simulation Test Operational, Rehearsal Model STORM Environment. The plug and play aspects of this Joint Test Environment are best illustrated by current discussions with the US Air Force regarding the addition of an Air Force Target Exploitation Environment. Addition of this environment would allow the investigation of doctrinal issues of interest to both the Air Force and the Army, and further operational testing of Joint STARS. Additionally, the elements comprising the nodes may be represented by simulations or by the actual system, since all of the communication is doctrinally correct and may be passed using actual communications systems. As an example, the Improved Army Tactical Missile System could replace the currently simulated Army Tactical Missile System and operational testing could be rehearsed and conducted using a variety of operational and doctrinal schema. This paper describes the architecture of the Joint Test Environment, current developmental efforts, and potential future expansions and uses of the environment.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment