Sensor and Signature Simulation SASS, is a simulation which was developed for the National Missile Defense NMD Ground Based Radar-Project Office GRB-PO to produce Radar Cross Section RCS and target signatures. It is utilized within the NMD-GBR Hardware in the Loop HWIL Test-bed, as well as the THAAD Radar Test-bed. Target High Range Resolution HRR profiles generated by SASS are used to emulation and execute tactical radar operations. Target models are built up from simple component types, such as flat plates, frustums, spheresspheroids and fins whose known radar signature is characterized in terms of scattering centers. The radar signatures of the complete target model are determined by reducing the target to a list of effective scatterers. In this paper, we will show how to build an execute targets using SASS, and how to generate the corresponding HRR Principle Polarization PP and Orthogonal Polarization P range profile. Comparisons with the real world, and other models Such as Xpatch, will be used as a means of validation. The most important attribute of SASS is speed of execution. Additionally, it is quite easy to build and execute targets using SASS. Wide Band WB, NB, and HRR -PP and -OP profile examples will be used.
Joint Aerospace Weapon System Support, Sensors And Simulation Symposium (5th Annual), 13 Jun 1999, 18 Jun 1999, See also: AD1029111