Accession Number : ADA318704

Title :   TMD Defense Planning,

Corporate Author : LITTON SYSTEMS INC AGOURA HILLS CA DATA SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Armenian, H. K. ; Collier, J. D. ; Dennis, P. W. ; Simon, B. J. ; Yin, M.

PDF Url : ADA318704

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : A key objective of Theater Missile Defense (TMD) is to defend multiple assets spread over a wide theater, simultaneously threatened by numerous missiles. To counter such scenarios, BM/C3 is decomposed into the Battle Management and Defense Planning problems. The objective of Battle Management - analyzed in previous studies - is to assign weapons and sensors to minimize total damage as the battle unfolds in real-time, while the objectives of Defense Planning are to evaluate the effectiveness of specified defense designs against given attack scenarios, and determine improved interceptor launcher and sensor plans. This study focuses on the TMD land-sea based Defense Planning problem where multiple Theater Ballistic Missiles (TBM) and Theater Cruise Missiles (TCM) are launched from numerous missile threat origins (MTO) against many assets, and are countered by upper tier (UT) and lower tier (LT) sensors and weapons located at different sites. Models were developed for threat, sensor, weapon, area MTOs and assets, attack and defense plan generation, defense plan evaluation - including battle space analysis, damage score assessment and interceptor inventory distribution - and desirable defense plan generation. These models were then prototyped, integrated, and simulated in a rapid prototyping testbed. A number of attack and defense scenarios were simulated, and various measures of effectiveness evaluated, including engagement coverage, damage score, and interceptor inventory distribution. Modeling and simulation results, and some of the key performance characteristics are described.

Descriptors :   *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *DEFENSE PLANNING, *BATTLE MANAGEMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, WEAPONS, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, GUIDED MISSILES, SCENARIOS, TEST BEDS, DETECTORS, THREATS, DISTRIBUTION, ATTACK, PROTOTYPES, PROBLEM SOLVING, INTEGRATION, CRUISE MISSILES, INVENTORY, INTERCEPTORS, LAUNCHERS.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE