Modeling of HEL Weapons in Combat Simulations
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As part of the Joint Technology Office JTO High Energy Laser HEL Modeling and Simulation MS study, we conducted an inventory and evaluated existing HEL MS capabilities of Army combat MS software packages to judge their applicability, utility, and limitations with respect to modeling HEL weapons. Based on that survey and the unique Army requirements for modeling HEL weapons in ground warfare and air and missile defense scenarios, we narrowed our focus to a few of the existing models. On those models, we conducted a software study to determine the issues, implications, and limitations of integrating HEL weapons into the selected software packages. We conclude with a refined roadmap for future research in this area.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Lasers and Masers
- Directed Energy Weapons