Accession Number:

ADA517557

Title:

CREW Modeling of Effectiveness and Compatibility for Operational Test and Evaluation

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC TACTICAL ELECTRONIC WARFARE DIV

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

There is an ongoing threat of radio-controlled improvised explosive devices RCIED being used against coalition troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and countering these devices is a top priority for the Department of Defense. The Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization JIEDDO initiated the Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare CREW program for this purpose. Builder CREW Modeling and Simulation Tool CMAST, a modification of the Interactive Scenario Builder software program developed by the Advanced Tactical Environmental Simulation Team ATEST, has been designated as the primary modeling and simulation tool for the CREW effort. Builder CMAST provides a user-friendly graphical interface to simulate the radio frequency RF capabilities of a number of different CREW systems. The software uses physics-based models to accurately compute signal levels in the presence of varying terrain, objects, soil conditions, atmospheric conditions, and other situations. The results of simulations are used to determine a CREW systems effectiveness at suppressing the operation of various enemy communication links.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE