Accession Number:

ADA364869

Title:

Bradley A2 Operation Desert Storm Virtual Prototype Simulator Development and Initial Verification and Validation Activities

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NICHOLS RESEARCH CORP HUNTSVILLE AL

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The Follow-On-To TOW FOTT was the Armys planned replacement for the aging TOW antitank missile. In support of the FOTT Program, the Program Manager, Close Combat Anti-armor Weapon Systems CCAWS focused the life cycle management of modeling simulation MS into four functional areas Engineering Development, Combat Development, Test and Evaluation, and Training. The fundainental goals for using MS in the FOTT program were to reduce time, resources and risk while improving the quality of information available to designers, users, and decision makers. In support of these goals, a nuinber of MS activities were begun prior to Engineering and Manufacturing Development EME. One such activity was the development of a Bradley A2 Operation Desert Storm ODS Virtual Prototype Simulator VPS. This VPS was intended to support Early User Assessments EUA, design trades, operational test design, and to provide the User a tool for Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures TTP development, and training device requirements analysis. Although the FOTT program was terminated before entering EMD, Verification Validation VV activities for the VPS were already underway to ensure the simulator was ready to support early assessments of the man- machine interface applique kit design. This paper describes the Bradley A2 ODS VPS and gives an overview of selected initial VV activities conducted in preparation for the EUA I to support the FOTT Preliminary Design Review.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE