Accession Number : ADA327797

Title :   A User Manual for the Harpoon Shipboard Simulator,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL AND MARITIME RESEARCH LAB MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : McFarlane, Jason

PDF Url : ADA327797

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The Harpoon Weapons System (HWS) is the principal long-range anti-ship missile (ASM) in service with the ADF. Effective deployment of the missile is dependant upon operators being familiar with the sensitivity of the HWS to launch input parameters and environmental effects. The expense of live firings and the absence of appropriate range facilities in Australia severely restricts the opportunity for operator framing. The use of a HWS simulator will be a valuable tool for operators to obtain familiarity with important aspects of the HWS. The Harpoon Shipboard Simulator is a Windows based missile simulator that allows a user to simulate missile firings using either manually entered data or data files downloaded from the SWCl-A fire control system. Results of a missile simulation can be viewed as a simulation of the missile during flight time or as plots of the missile flight profile. Simulation launch settings and data can be saved to data files for later analysis and manipulation.

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE SIMULATORS, DATA BASES, USER MANUALS, DEPLOYMENT, WEAPON SYSTEMS, FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE), OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, ANTISHIP MISSILES, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), LAUNCHING, SHIPBOARD, MILITARY TRAINING, COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, AUSTRALIA, FLIGHT PATHS.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE