Accession Number:

ADA517980

Title:

Design of the Ballistic Missile Defense System Hardware-in-the-Loop

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY AVIATION AND MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL SYSTEM SIMULATION AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Test and evaluation TE of geographically dispersed integrated systems are severely constrained by cost, range safety restrictions, and ability to test while in an operational state. The Missile Defense Agency has embarked on a hardware-in-the-loop HWIL framework development that has the capability to characterize the performance of the Ballistic Missile Defense System by integrating the operational software in a distributed laboratory architecture. The HWIL framework is also intended to test the operational assets in their fielded configuration and location. As more advanced radar discrimination algorithms are developed, testing these algorithms and determining the impact on the system performance becomes increasingly more difficult. The ability to stimulate radar signal processors with synthetic signatures has also advanced over the last few years, thus enabling greater opportunity for testing. The integration of separate defense programs, and thus independently developed HWILs, has been a concern for the agency. The development of the Ballistic Missile Defense System HWIL will provide the agency with a unified architecture across all Missile Defense Agency programs, allowing consistent threat and environmental effects across all systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE