Accession Number:

ADA364859

Title:

An Innovative Approach to Missile System Design

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION AND MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL SYSTEM SIMULATION AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

1998-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This paper will address several system effectiveness tools developed by the U. S. Army Missile Commands Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center MRDEC. MRDEC has expanded upon the traditional lethality modeling tools and methodologies and incorporated novel ideas utilizing visualization and design level engineering assumptions. Effectiveness and lethality were not traditionally included in the early stages of missile system development, but were calculated based on the results of individual component performance. Detailed system effectiveness studies were an after-thought, with a lack of feedback in the missile development cycle. In recent years the MRDEC has worked with PEO Tactical Missiles Project Offices and contractors in refining a process to fully explore a design level approach to missile system development. This paper will discuss mini-map technologies, connectivity of flight simulation performance and warhead performance for missile andor component development, and new visualization tools to assist the analyst in the accessing and analyzing the computed data. MRDEC is demonstrating that the utilization of design level effectiveness studies is critical in the development of missile system requirements, design, and evaluation. By increasing design level lethality inputs in the development cycle, the overall process can

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE