Accession Number : ADA307954

Title :   Target Description Specifications for the Conduct of Integrated Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Nov 94-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : ZUM Brunnen, Richard L. ; Kunkel, Robert W., Jr. ; Reza, Jose G.

PDF Url : ADA307954

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD) represents the combination of three previously separate Army Laboratory Command (LABCOM) components that have led Army survivability, lethality, and vulnerability (SLV) research. SLAD responsibilities are to evaluate the SLV of Army systems against the full spectrum of battlefield threats. The divisions of SLAD conduct extensive simulations and investigations of system SLV performance against conventional ballistic, nuclear, chemical, biological, and electronic threats or targets. One of the technology-based program goals is to develop tools for the analysts to conduct studies that consider combined effects from all battlefield threats. This integrated analysis, we speculate, can be fostered by the three divisions working from a common target description (in BRL-CAD). The scope of the target description requirements specifies a general target description for integrated analysis across the divisions of SLAD. Discussions are of a general nature and address the specific types of threats for which the different elements of SLAD are responsible and how these specific threats interact (or couple) with the targets. Requirements for target description construction, resolution, and possible changes to the BRL-CAD program are discussed. This report was presented at the 1995 BRL-CAD Symposium, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, 6-8 June 1995.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *SPECIFICATIONS, *TARGET RECOGNITION, *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, ATTACK HELICOPTERS, REQUIREMENTS, ELECTRONICS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, ARMY RESEARCH, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, SURVIVABILITY, THREATS, BATTLEFIELDS, VULNERABILITY, ARMY EQUIPMENT, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, LETHALITY.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Target Direction, Range and Position Finding

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