Accession Number : ADA319961

Title :   TMD Battle Management,

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

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

PDF Url : ADA319961

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : A key objective of Theater Missile Defense (TMD) is to defend multiple as- sets spread over a wide theater, simultaneously threatened by numerous ballistic missiles. Battle Management, therefore, has to efficiently assign weapons and sensors to incoming threats to achieve intercepts, minimizing total leakage or total damage to assets. To analyze the TMD Battle Management problem to counter Theater Ballistic Missiles (TBM), threat propagation and radar models to predict antenna occupancy and track accuracy are developed. Interceptor flyouts are modeled to support candidate one-on-one fire control solutions. In addition, algorithms are developed for threat assessment, battle space-time analysis to determine shot opportunities satisfying system constraints, many-on- many weapon-target-sensor assignment to achieve optimality of the objective function, as well as engagement scheduling to determine the best intercept position and time. These models are then prototyped, integrated, and simulated in a rapid prototyping testbed. A number of attack and defense scenarios are simulated, and various measures of effectiveness determined, including leakage, damage to assets, accuracies of intermediate results, and computational performance. The results indicate sensitivity of weapon effectiveness on system constraints. Some of the key performance characteristics are graphically demonstrated.

Descriptors :   *THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, *ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *BATTLE MANAGEMENT, ALGORITHMS, GUIDED MISSILES, SCENARIOS, PROPAGATION, POSITION(LOCATION), TEST BEDS, COMPUTATIONS, DETECTORS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MODELS, INTERCEPTION, ATTACK, ACCURACY, RADAR, WEAPON SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, THREAT EVALUATION, ANTENNAS, GUIDED MISSILE COUNTERMEASURES.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE