Radio Path Prediction Software for Command and Control Scenario Developers
ARMY TRADOC ANALYSIS COMMAND WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE NM
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In recent years, there has been great interest in incorporating the modeling of communication systems into combat simulations. However, development of supporting software tools for command and control C2 scenario developers has not kept pace with the progress in combat simulation software. Scenario developers cannot easily experiment with alternate locations for base station repeatersswitches nor can they easily predict in advance where mobile platforms will experience communication failure. This information is crucial for scenario developers to plan and design scenarios to test proposed networked combat systems. A proof of concept software radio path prediction application has been written in the Java programming language that allows a scenario developer to quickly answer these what if questions. This software allows users to easily predict the significant propagation paths from a base station to a mobile station, as well as which paths will be compromised or ineffective. This presentation discusses the theory and concepts behind the application.
- Operations Research
- Computer Programming and Software
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation