Accession Number : ADA318724

Title :   High Fidelity Computer Simulations for Independent Validation of Mission Planning Products for Tomahawk Cruise Missiles,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORPARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Mehta, Gurmukh D. ; Greene, Brian ; Eddings, Michael D.

PDF Url : ADA318724

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This paper discusses the development, and current usage of independently developed, high fidelity simulations that have been used to evaluate the performance of Tomahawk cruise missiles for over 12 years. Two simulations comprise the core of a suite of analysis tools, that are collectively called the Mission Validation System (MVS). MVS has been used for practically all vital mission analysis functions for Tomahawk Block 2 and Block 2 cruise missiles. These not only include OFS validation, pre-flight and post-flight OTL analyses, independent validation of mission data and other mission planning products, failure analysis, but also post-flight reconstruction analysis of all Tomahawk tactical strikes during the last five years starting with the first tactical use of Tomahawks in Desert Storm. Representative data from these analyses both for OTLs and the actual tactical strike in Bosnia are presented in the paper. In light of impending Block 4 missile upgrade, these models are being reviewed for enhancement to meet the future needs of the program without compromising quality or current capability. Specific approaches as to how to upgrade these simulations, with their respective merits, are also discussed in the paper.

Descriptors :   *CRUISE MISSILES, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, DATA MANAGEMENT, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, MISSION PROFILES, TACTICAL ANALYSIS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, FLIGHT SIMULATION, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, STRIKE WARFARE, GUIDED MISSILE SIMULATORS.

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE