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Collection and Analysis of Quality Data in a Distributed Simulation Test Environment

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Since TE using ADS is relatively new and continues to evolve, there are a paucity of tools available for general use that allow new TE ADS personnel to evaluate the quality of their ADS system The quality focus of the tools presented is upon tools to assist in the detection of time errors, network-induced errors, and PDU-generation errors. Tools were developed that proved useful. These will be presented. The purpose of JADS testing is to assess the utility of ADS for TE. This purpose is being accomplish through the execution of three distinctly separate tests. The first of these is called the System Integration Test SIT. The first phase of this test is the Linked Simulators Phase LSP. It is this first phase of the first test that has recently been completed and which is the basis for the tools presented. The SIT LsP tests simulate a shooter aircraft launching an air-to-air missile against a target aircraft. The shooter, target, and missile are represented by geographically separated simulators. The shooter is represented by the FA-18 Weapon System Support Facility WSSF at China lake, CA. The missile is the AIM-9 Sidewinder Simulation laboratory SIMLAB, also at China Lake, CA. The target is represented by the F- 14 Weapons System Integration Center WSIC at Point Mugu, CA. Test control of this distributed test will be done from the Test Control and Analysis Center TCAC located at the JADS JTF in Albuquerque, NM. The SIT LsP test replicates a baseline live fire test. The test evaluation method is to compare ADS test results with results from the identical baseline test This is a simplified view of the JADS testing... but it suffices for this discussion. Data collection and storage, the data analysis system, and time synchronization topics are reviewed as preparatory material for the presentation of the tools that have been developed.

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  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software

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