Accession Number : ADA311143

Title :   Simulation of a Radar Detection Model Using the NPS Platform Foundation.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Ellison, Aaron S.

PDF Url : ADA311143

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : The extensive cost to thoroughly compare new radar sensor systems is a problem in today's military. Due to the shrinking defense budget, the opportunity to replace dated sensor systems, with technologically advanced systems, seldom arises. Current funding levels no longer support long term evaluations of sensor system performance. The development of new methods to measure system performance is crucial in determining the best sensor system among many alternatives. Computer simulation is one method of conducting additional trials to characterize sensor system performance. Computer simulation can aid decision makers in selecting the sensor system that best meets the needs of the cent military force structure. The cost of simulation modeling is considerably less than repeated testing of the real sensor system. This research investigates the feasibility of developing a computer simulation of a radar sensor system. The scope of the research includes computer modeling of the detection process and an evaluation of model output. This simulation model is an initial step to emphasize the power of computer simulation.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, *RADAR, *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *COST MODELS, *RADAR EQUIPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, OUTPUT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DETECTION, DECISION MAKING, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COMPARISON, PROBABILITY, THESES, COSTS, PLATFORMS, RADAR RECEIVERS, MILITARY BUDGETS, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE