Accession Number:

ADA460182

Title:

Evaluation of the Modular Semi-Automated Force Air Entity Simulation

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Nov 1995-Jan 1996

Corporate Author:

HUGHES TRAINING INC MESA AZ TRAINING OPERATIONS DIV

Report Date:

1996-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

This report describes the Modular Semi-Automated Force ModSAF systems capability to provide realistic computer-generated aircraft for use in Advanced Distributed Simulation exercises. This evaluation looked at selected flight performance and mission behavior as well as aerodynamic and flight dynamic exercises. Results indicate that ModSAF provides only a rudimentary capability to realistically depict modern fighter aircraft. Although the ModSAF software architecture is sound and well-organized, incorrect modeling of aircraft and mission behaviors presents serious limitations in using ModSAF to represent current Air Force weapons systems. Recommendations include a complete redesign of the fixed-wing aircraft algorithms and data files as well as an expanded set of mission behaviors.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE